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It’s Ink They Worry About

I read a lot of Russian literature. Sharanksy, Solzhenitsyn. Dostoevsky. As I become involved with their work a relationship develops which is helped along by learning their stories. Reading their biographies – trying to understand what shaped their visions of … Continue reading

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Sorry, You’re Not a #Resistance

Words matter – they transmit meaning to help us make sense of the world around us and communicate our intentions and fears and needs to others. Consequently, one of the things that frustrates me most about the US over the … Continue reading

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Books Matter

When I saw the picture of a newly elected President Obama reading Fareed Zacharia’s book “The Post-American World” I knew we were in for a bit of trouble. Not because of Fareed’s religion – as the argument went. But because … Continue reading

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The Revolt of the Know-Nothings

I’ve been curiously observing the, well let’s call it “Revolt of the know-nothings” going on inside elite universities and beside topless coffee shops and wandering in tiny oddly dressed crowds through the downtowns of some big cities these days in … Continue reading

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Our Long Search for Lasting Wellbeing

I have a friend who is always posting interesting and provocative things. Not provocative in the “transgender bathroom” or “Russian conspiracy” sense, but articles and thought pieces that don’t often get a lot of play in our one-size-fits-all, lowest-common-denominator, loser-take-all … Continue reading

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“Democracy Dies in Darkness?” Sigh…

Living as I do overseas – and being somehow addicted to politics – this morning I looked online to see how the leader of the free world did on his first address to a joint house of congress. I went … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Revolution

I lived and worked for seven years inside Hugo Chavez’s revolutionary Venezuela. Mostly during the times when it still had energy and purpose and when the revolution was still exciting; to the committees and clubs and marchers and voters but … Continue reading

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