A publicity stunt by a transnational advertising company for a multi-trillion-dollar Wall Street behemoth gets woke people excited.
My first foray into blogging was when, halfway into Obama’s first term, I wrote a long article titled Little Hope for Change: A Summary of the Bush-Obama Legacy, which my friend Tim Page turned into the website Obama the Conservative. It was a blog that featured just this single, periodically updated article, nearly 20,000 words […]
The Ruskies are coming! And you thought the Cold War was over? Well, the “cold” bit might soon be. We better leave it to the pundits in their infinite wisdom to decide whether we’ve already progressed into a Lukewarm or even a Kind of Balmy War already.
We’re all reactionary. This is the political equivalent of Dostoyevsky’s Christian maxim, “we’re all guilty”. No one can be in total solidarity with all of humanity, and those who pretend to are usually either irritating hippie-types, or real creeps, like cult leaders, fanatical militant egalitarians, or abusive parents. Much of the appeal of right-wing ideology […]
In case you’re a fan, don’t worry: Tintin never was a concentration camp guard, nor did he work for the Vichy Government. But we didn’t pull this one on you just for shits and giggles, either.
As ideologies go, the lasting appeal of liberalism is in its remarkable flexibility — it can mean anything and nothing.