May 9, 2015

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“There is nothing in nature as perverse as our idea of human nature…” Marshal Sahlins

“There is nothing in nature as perverse as our idea of human nature. It is a figment of our cultural imagination.”

Pp 98

Sahlins, Marshall. The Western Illusion Of Human Nature. Prickly Paradigm Press, Chicago: 2008.
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“Revolutionary Action Must Recognize That We Are Working On People…” David Graeber

“All creative action is to some degree revolutionary; but to be revolutionary to any significant degree, it must change that larger structure in which it is embedded. At which point one can no longer imagine one is simply working on objects, but must recognize that one is also working on people.”

Graeber, David: Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value.

Palgrave, New York: 2001

Pp 249

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June 4, 2013

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“Political Action Is Disconnected From The Bloody Entanglement Of Interests And Passions…..” Bhaskar Sunkara

 

“Liberalism’s original sin lies in its lack of a dynamic theory of power. Much of its discourse is still fixated (more…)

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May 30, 2009

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“Some Device For Simulating Action Is Indispensable:” John Kenneth Galbraith

“Some device for simulating action, when action is impossible, is indispensable in a sound and functioning democracy.”

John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash 1929 (50th Anniversary Edition: Houghton Mifflin, New York 1979)

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“Honest, Intelligent and Courageous Government Can Solve Many Problems:” F.D. Roosevelt Address

“Today there is emerging a real and forceful belief on the part of the great masses of the people (more…)

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September 29, 2008

WHAT WOULDN’T YOU DO? Our Obligation to Prevent the Theft of Power

You wouldn’t throw yourself out in front of a car to keep yourself from getting hurt, would you?

Would you throw yourself out in front of a car to keep someone else from getting hurt? Your kids? My kids? Dick Cheney’s kids? (more…)

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September 22, 2008

PRESUMPTUOUS NOMINEE: “Presumption,” Intelligence and Policy

The press, and many other largely illiterate Americans, refer to a candidate who is not yet nominated, but presumably will be, as a Presumptive Nominee. This is one of those (more…)

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