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Ukraine and Legitimacy

March 17, 2014

It is fascinating to witness with events in Ukraine an enduring controversy of history in the making. Controversies arise all the time, of course, but some are drawn in more dramatic relief than others, and one of those is Ukraine, 2013-14. Most Western exponents of liberal democracy, of both right and left – by no [...]


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New Fiction

December 10, 2012

. My short story “La Revolución” is at the Ampersand Review. I spent a week. Gary worked as a critic for a music magazine, so even when he had to work, I tagged along. The music was everywhere. Gary and Pilar, his second wife, lived in Miramar, a wide open, breezy Havana suburb. They ran [...]


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Wikileaks, Anonymous, LulzSec, the MSM and the Entropic Drift toward Crap

August 31, 2011

The problem with government is not government. It’s people. People make up government, so of course it represents all the flaws we find in people. But as Churchill remarked of democracy, that it “is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” the only form [...]


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Rebellion and Revolution

January 31, 2011

With the current events in Egypt following upon the still unfolding story in Tunisia, the nature and potential consequences of revolutionary upheaval are much on people’s minds. For Egypt, as generally for the Middle East, democrats everywhere celebrate the swell of a common spirit of liberty seeking to throw off shackles. Realists, even among democrats, [...]


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the sad red earth, Leading the Fight against Neo-Creationist Astrophysics

September 24, 2010

What he said ——>Link. ————- Related articles by Zemanta “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tells UN General Assembly 9/11 Was An Inside Job” and related posts (mediaite.com)


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