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We Can’t Wait for the Next Mandela

I am not a historian who gives a lot of complimentary adjectives for the accomplishments of the 20th Century, I am not a big fan of “10 Best Lists” or “Greatest This-Or-That.” The standard political-scientific-entertainment figures of the American/European 20th … Continue reading

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Syria As a Mirror to the World

The Syrian nation-state is riven by civil war (exacerbated by external forces), and seems in serious danger of collapse into a state of anarchy so great, that little or nothing of the lives of its inhabitants can saved from destruction, … Continue reading

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Is There A Talking Lizard In Your Subconscious Mind? Hope versus Advertising

The Supreme Court’s efforts to shield the freedom of advertising speech from government interference may have left two very interesting avenues for progressive action, arising ironically from the very excellence of manipulative craftsmanship in today’s video advertising Continue reading

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Presidential Politics Is A Distraction for Progressives

But please … do something to help save this country from itself, and do something more focused, more long-term and more organized than just sitting with your computer and crying about Obama and fantasizing about some ideal Presidential candidate Continue reading

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Dear Tax-Haters: It’s Not Really Your Money

Taxes are the price we pay for living in an advanced economy that allows us to earn the money to support our highly-refined lifestyles. Continue reading

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Arguing About Morality is like, so Useless …

Various threads on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish over the last month or two, and the much-quoted opinion of Judge Vaughn Walker in the California gay marriage case, are calling me to put on my philosophical hat, to set out some … Continue reading

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Introducing the Next Revolution

The basic idea is that there is no one factor … to explain human behaviors. There is, however, an inter-related set of four aspects of basic social science – psychology, philosophy, politics and economics, using a … set of re-definitions I have provided for these sciences – which do operate simultaneously in all halfway normal persons. To the extent that we can get information on the thoughts and actions of any person or persons, we can explain 99% of their behavior with these four inter-related, simultaneous social sciences.
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The Experience of History in the 21st Century: You’re in the Omelet

Congratulations — we’ve made it deep into the world of the 21st Century of the Christian Era. The human population keeps growing in numbers, and it also keeps growing, as far as we can tell, in complexity: new subcultures, new … Continue reading

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