Much of what we love about America was true only for a moment

Summary: Campaign 2016 has sparked hopes of political reform in America, restoring aspects of America that we've lost. But our image of American history is false, because much of what we love existed only for two generations (from the New Deal to the 1970s). Understanding this makes real reform possible. Jefferson Cowie's new book is … Continue reading Much of what we love about America was true only for a moment

On this important date let’s remember the past and look forward to our future

Summary:  On this day in 1781 the America Republic was born in the midst of war. Here we review its evolution, and the latest stage -- which looks like the largest step yet. At some point incremental steps create something new, something different. Science Fiction Shows a Possible Future for America "So this is how … Continue reading On this important date let’s remember the past and look forward to our future

Today’s reading: “Let Them Eat Dogma”

This excerpt is just an hors' dourves.  I recommend reading the article in full, a valuable perspective on today's events:  "Let Them Eat Dogma", Chris Lehmann, The Baffler, 25 January 2010 -- Excerpt: Not so long ago, the lead theorists of America’s conservative revolution hymned it as a thing of unparalleled vitality and intellectual rigor. … Continue reading Today’s reading: “Let Them Eat Dogma”