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Category Archives: Political ideologies

Development I: the Modern Mexican Parable

UPDATED A great anonymously written allegory, illustrating how “development” is a loaded term and concept. It also is a nice simple parable that illustrates the value of taking time to … Continue reading

5 July, 2007 · 18 Comments

The Money Changers

A very accessible overview about the role of money and the importance of currency and credit and its relationship with political events. With an American focus, it features fascinating facts … Continue reading

11 May, 2007 · 2 Comments

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Terrorized by ‘War on Terror’

Brzezinski on the cultivation and exploitation of a corrosive culture of fear for political purposes in the US and how it is in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Terrorized … Continue reading

26 March, 2007 · 2 Comments

Galloway in Doha Debate on Iraq: video

The panel is a debate (two-person per side parliamentary style) arguing the proposition that ‘This House believes that only a new dictator can end the violence in Iraq’. Arguing against … Continue reading

24 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"