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Diaries published: 21 (933 days since last diary on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:24 AM PST)

Comments posted: 3193 (203 days since last comment on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 11:31 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 251

Total Comment Ratings: 11644

Most Recommended Diary: Al Gore is NOT the Messiah., 176 comments, 38 recommends

People Following Autarkh: 9

Autarkh's Most Recent Diaries:

Though I live in California, and so have not had to contend with voter suppression or intimidation, I thought it would be useful—in case I ever were to be confronted by someone—to have some ...
by Autarkh
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:24 AM PST with 4 Recommends
As satisfying as it can be, it is terrible strategy to assume, as a premise, the incompetence or irrationality of one’s opponent. Though actions may eventually reveal the veracity of these ...
by Autarkh
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 09:05 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
As a daily commuter of L.A.’s sprawling freeways—in particular, the horrendous 101-405 interchange—I am no stranger to, or proponent of, our inefficient, myopic, absurdly ...
by Autarkh
Comment Count 87 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 07:56 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I voted for Obama in California, the chief reason being the potential power of the movement coalescing around him—a movement to which he will owe his presidency, and that will push him in ...
by Autarkh
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 06:12 PM PST with 11 Recommends
The flurry of recent diaries lambasting our beloved leaders is /completely/ off base. You self-righteous purists have /NO/ appreciation of political calculation’s /enormous/ cost, or difficulty.
by Autarkh
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 03:15 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
1623 days into a war that need not have been fought, I’m nauseated by the passivity and obliviousness: the shopping, the driving, the stultifying banality. I’m not above it: as I sit ...
by Autarkh
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 12:40 PM PDT with 10 Recommends

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