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The third step to reforming America, with music

Summary: Listen to our music for evidence that the steam has gone from America’s engines of reform. The Sixties were the last great age of reform. It two major themes, the civil rights movement (a historic success) and the anti-war movement (a partial success), were partially powered by popular and vital music. What do we …

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What’s the future of the family in America? How will that change our government?

Summary:  As the dust from the election settles, let’s not forget the powerful elements of the conservative critique of 21st C America. Here we look at one of the many forces driving the expansion of the government — the family. What might be its fate in the next few generations? . Contents A question about …

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About our sudden concern for Afghanistan’s women (& the desperate search for a reason to fight)

Summary:    Part two of a series women in the Af-Pak War.  The other chapters are listed at the end. . David Rothkopf (Wikipedia bio) writes a column at the Foreign Policy magazine’s website with the tagline “How the world is really run.”  Based on these two columns about the war in Afghanistan, it appears he is unqualified …

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Re-envisioning the FM website, becoming soldiers in the war for American’s future

Summary:  The FM website has changed in recent months.  This is an annoucement of that change.  This is what they call in serial fiction (e.g., TV,  comic books) a retroactive continuity (retcon). This site was born as one providing analysis.  It’s readers were not satisfied, demanding solutions — and rightly so.  After months of evolution, …

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What should a student learn from college? Why go to college?

In the comments to yesterday’s post a discussion arose about the purpose of a college education, sparked by ”JOURNAL: I’m Young and Need Advice“ by John Robb, posted at his website Global Guerrillas, 26 October 2009.   Robb replies to an important question often asked by young people:  “What should I be doing to prepare myself for an …

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