Category Archive for 'Politics'

America today

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is the money shot. pic.twitter.com/09COuDutBC — David Simon (@AoDespair) September 7, 2017 David Simon is right. The image is not doctored in any way, if you are thinking of that.

Kykuit: Rockefeller replicas

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

I think this is a quite apt double-edged metaphor of the entire Rockefeller experience.

Chomsky’s preface to Michael Albert’s new “Practical Utopia”

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

This is a great read, the start to a new book; this preface is written by Noam Chomsky and covers very recent events.

“Mail Men: The Story of the Daily Mail”—the first insanity

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

I’m currently reading “Mail Men: The Unauthorized Story of the Daily Mail – the Paper That Divided and Conquered Britain” by Adrian Addison. It starts from the beginning, in the early 20th century, and about 15% into the tome, it describes the demise of one of its founders, Alfred_Harmsworth, and actually shows how insanity and austerity really blends well, and are quite impossible to tell apart.

Trump’s closest friends in government, explained

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Naomi Klein introduces Trump’s team. This is a worthwhile read.