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Celebrate Los Angeles’ survival, despite the predictions

Summary: Despite predictions of certain environmental doom for 2017, Los Angeles has survived. While we celebrate, let’s learn from these and 50 years of other confident predictions designed to frighten us into obedience. Let’s learn from them.   On 15 January 1971 Americans watched a TV show by a hot new director, the 24-year old Steven …

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Designated Survivor - the good ones

In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump

Summary: The TV show Designated Survivor shows Hollywood’s response to Trump, envisioning a good liberal President facing a devastating vast right-wing conspiracy seeking to overthrow the Republic. This tells us much, as fiction provides a mirror to people’s beliefs and values. It reveals the shallowness and poverty of our dreams. Perhaps that is why the reform of …

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