|—||Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)|
|—||G. I. Gurdjieff|
Cartoonists Demand Action (via Cartoonists)
|—||Johann Gottlieb Fichte|
|—||William J. Clinton|
President Obama Speaks on Preventing Gun Violence (by whitehouse)
It turns out that there was no profound ideological conversion of the country two years ago. We remain the same moderate and practical country we have long been. In 2010, voters were upset about the economy, Democrats were demobilized, and President Obama wasn’t yet ready to fight. All the conservatives have left now is economic unease. So they don’t care what Romney says. They are happy to march under a false flag if that is the price of capturing power.
The total rout of the right’s ideology, particularly its neoconservative brand, was visible in Monday’s debate, in which Romney praised one Obama foreign policy initiative after another. He calmly abandoned much of what he had said during the previous 18 months. Gone were the hawkish assaults on Obama’s approach to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, China and nearly everywhere else. Romney was all about “peace.”
Romney’s most revealing line: “We don’t want another Iraq.” Thus did he bury without ceremony the great Bush-Cheney project. He renounced a war he had once supported with vehemence and enthusiasm.
We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective (by Evan Schurr)
Recycling paper and glass does indeed help the environment, though experts say all of us ought to do more.
James Baldwin on Malcolm X (1 of 3) (by antihostile)