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Posts from ‘September, 2012’

Positive Deviance

As part of my on-going re-invention project, I’ve unsubscribed from a long list of political newsletters. I’m so, so tired of The Daily Atrocity. I’m so, so tired of the negativity, hatred, and finger-pointing. So I made those e-mails go away and have started subscribing to sites like The Daily Good and John Robb’s newsletter, […]

Well, now …

I subscribe to a few blogs that explore ideas, rather than engaging in political rants – I got rid of almost all of those a few weeks back. One of them, Systemic Disorder, has some really interesting posts. The other, Ian Welsh, tends more towards political rants, but there are some commenters there who offer […]

The True Believer

It’s been many years since I read The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer, but this time around was just as educational as the last time. The book is short – 168 pages – and I read it in a few hours. Hoffer’s contention is that “mass movements do not usually rise until the prevailing order […]

Up Against the Wall, Again

I had a run-in, if you want to call it that, with a good friend, via e-mail. She is an inveterate political junkie and she sent me an e-mail that that contained a post by Paul Craig Roberts that referred to America as “amerika” and the journalists as “presstitutes”. When I took exception to the […]