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What I read last month. Some very gloomy fiction, beautiful sci-fi and fantasy, and ancient philosophy. The selection of most significant political interest today is I.F. Stone analyzing the trial ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 06:14 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Excerpts from “The Science of Success” by Charles G. Koch -- John Wiley & Sons, 2007 Incentives Ludwig von ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 03:14 PM PST with 15 Recommends
In my previous piece, “Got Mythos?” , inspired by Karen Armstrong's book, The Case for God, I concluded that...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 04:10 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Well, not you and me particularly, but with some historical figures. This was sort of spurred by Keith Olbermann's story about Michele Bachmann's list of people with whom she would like to have ...
by Translator
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 08:11 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Regards a diary on the rec list that suggests that the BP spill is the reult of man's over-reaching and a ...
by bernardpliers
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun May 30, 2010 at 10:43 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I have always had a think for discussions of philosophy, and wondered if there was a divergence between those people who self-identify as Progressive versus those that would not in which philsopher ...
by CameronProf
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 29, 2010 at 06:34 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The trade association for payday lenders objected to what they called my "name calling" in their blog yesterday ... then called me a "
by RJ Eskow
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 10:01 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
In the wee hours of morning, a ...
by rb137
Comment Count 202 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 03:55 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
There are basically two dimensions to the financial crisis. One is the way finance has evolved into a gambling operation that's fundamentally risky and fails to contribute to the real economy. The ...
by RJ Eskow
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon May 10, 2010 at 04:58 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
A remarkable Times article today documenting improvement in race relations in the U.S. since Obama's ...
by Asp
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 03, 2009 at 06:27 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I have to hand it to these dudes. Well before Christ, they spoke the truth like no other then and since. They had a handle on civilization and society that if followed by all, would have possibly ...
by BigAlinWashSt
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat May 02, 2009 at 10:05 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."- Aristotle "You can’t handle the truth!"- Col. Nathan R. Jessup (A ...
by RMD1035
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2009 at 09:08 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
On a recent trip to Iraq , in July 2008, Kim Kagan, wife of Fred Kagan and herself one of the architects ...
by Bastoche
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2009 at 09:47 AM PST with 4 Recommends
We live in an era of executive privilege. How can we end it? How can we become a nation in which executives feel that they are accountable to something other than their own desires? Needless to ...
by not2plato
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2008 at 12:58 PM PST with 5 Recommends
John McCain is a tragic figure in the fullest sense of Aristotle's definition of the "tragic hero." Read on.
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 09:14 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
You can only predict things after they have happened. - Eugene Ionesco, from ...
by ommzms
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 07:16 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I wrote a scolding rant yesterday titled ENOUGH! of "The Masses are Asses" . That evoked a ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 04:06 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
“The world has become normal again.” So Robert Kagan begins his latest effort, The Return of History and the End of Dreams . After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he says, the ...
by Bastoche
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 12:41 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Dean Barnett has read George Packer’...
by Bastoche
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2008 at 09:55 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
At some point the Democrats will choose a nominee and the losing candidate will undoubtedly endorse the nominee for President. Should you follow their advice? In the reasoning process we often ...
by amadon
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 08, 2008 at 11:42 AM PDT with 0 Recommends