Monthly Archives: October 2012

Literacy, Bureaucracy, and the Closing of the Savage Mind

The written word does not replace speech, any more than speech replaces gesture. But it adds an important dimension to much social action. This is especially true of the politico-legal domain, for the growth of bureaucracy clearly depends to a … Continue reading

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Domestication of the Savage Mind or Can’t Buy Me Love

…billions of American assistance dollars poured into programs in Afghanistan designed to help win “hearts and minds,” and bring stability to the troubled nation. But, who unleashed the recent storm of chaos into this ‘troubled nation’ anyway? We did, of … Continue reading

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On The Road to Perdition: Mitt, Misfits and Other Miscreants

So now we are going to nitpick Mitt to death because he is the consummate example of successful casino-cum-cowboy (the devil take all) hyper-capitalism.  He will continue to show a profit even as he tightens the noose of inverted totalitarian … Continue reading

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Knee Deep and Sinking Fast: Welcome as an Outhouse Breeze

Well, we are in some thick fog now, folks.  Knee deep in some real shit.  Uglier than a mud fence!  The corporate-sponsored presidential lie-fest has begun!  So, the framers of this propaganda-extravaganza tell us that it is all about the … Continue reading

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