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Politics and its Discontents: The Mind Of The Plutocrat

The other day I wrote a brief post on the Koch brothers, accompanied by a video highlighting some of their very nefarious involvement in the climate-denial business. Fellow blogger The Mound of Sound, who spends a great deal of time on the climate-change file, offered the following observation about the evil pair:

They are . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Mind Of The Plutocrat

Politics and its Discontents: Finding The Light Amidst Despair

During my teaching days, in the aftermath of 9/11 a student came to see me to discuss her feelings of helplessness and despair in the face of such monumental evil. While I had no special wisdom to offer her, I did say that although I had been witness to some terrible world events in . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Finding The Light Amidst Despair

Politics and its Discontents: As The Republicans Desperately Seek A New Political Religion

…they would be well-advised to read what, in my view (and I know many would disagree) is one of the greatest American novels ever written, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, the story of dispossessed Mid-West farmers seeking a new life in California. … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: As The Republicans Desperately Seek A New Political Religion