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How to resist Trump

To resist, you need to be aware of a few basics: 1.   Trumpism is a rare blend of fascism and incompetence. 2.   The “alternative facts” of Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, the executive orders of Stephen Bannon and Stephen Miller? … Continue reading

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Weather Fronts

Somehow all the books came too late. The ability to read that I had lost for I don’t know how long finally returned and I started to read books again. Not many, often interrupted by days, sometimes weeks, but steadily, … Continue reading

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Why the Republicans Won Big in November 2016, Part 4

Perhaps I should delete the word “big”. But still, Donald Trump and the GOP are poised not only to win the presidency but to keep the majorities in both House and Senate. This sounds ridiculous, esp. with only 11 days … Continue reading

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When the Gods Left Our Dwellings

This is an old text, slightly reworked and rephrased.   We in the West are a strange people. We think we are individual, separate persons, living our lives on our own, connected only, if at all, to our immediate family. … Continue reading

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Why the Republicans Won Big in November 2016, Part 3

Although it looks right now as if Donald Trump and the GOP cannot avoid a disastrous outcome at the ballot box in November, this is by no means a sign of a weak state of the Trump campaign, nor a … Continue reading

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The Fetishization of Practical Constraints

The appeal to practical constraints is a variant of the commonly supposed urgency of matters of fact. Facts, although man-made (“fact”, from Latin factum, “that being made”), are seen as somehow objective and as part of a reality whose key … Continue reading

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For Your Coffee-table

There are only a few articles on the web that had a lasting impact on me. Some of them I like to list here, perhaps they are of interest to you.   Paul Berman, “The Passion of Joschka Fischer”, The … Continue reading

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