October 3, 2009

FAIR AND BALANCED? Both Sides Of A What?

Fair and Balanced.  If you don’t quickly insert a counterclaim into your assertion, not only your claim, but you, our dear ad hominem Reader, will be shouted to pieces. (more…)

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November 5, 2008

HYPOCRISY IS BAD: A Deliberate, Numbing Assault on Our Public Conversation

This is a long Essay: 3000 words. Only required for graduate-level credit.

PART 1

A CLOUD OF ARROWS DARKENS THE SKY.

We are all hypocrites. We are all immature. Some of us are more intellectually and ethically honest about it than others. There is no dishonor in honesty. (more…)

August 26, 2008

WRONG PERSON: McCAIN/BUSH. It’s Not Personality, It’s Conspiracy

Things have gone wrong. Dear God, I am glad we are not going to have Bush in office again. I bet you hope I won’t vote for the likes of him.

THAT WAS A MISTAKE.

Not long ago, in fear and hatred, we conflated reservations about Bush with unpatriotism and terrorism. Then, referring to that asshole as (more…)

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July 10, 2008

Hypocrisy: Samir Amin

“The discourse of the powerful bemoaning unemployment and poverty -as if these phenomena were not the result of their policies- is pure hypocrisy.”

Samir Amin: Capitalism in the Age of Globalization. 1997, London: Zed Books
Amin is an economist of the South and an academic in the North. His perspective is significant.

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