Archive | June, 2013

The Mindlessness of Mind

June 28, 2013


In the wilderness one quickly learns that the mind often plays tricks and is not to be relied upon, especially if other, ‘harder’ indicators are available. How often have I been convinced that the destination was one way when the compass pointed another. Along the same lines, it’s only too easy to underestimate the time […]

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The View From The Top

June 15, 2013


Civil society is messy, disorganized, chaotic, spontaneous and unpredictable. This is our own personal experience of life lived in the real world, with people who work for a living and struggle to make a better life for themselves and their children. This was life as experienced in Taksim Square, a tangle of plazas, streets and […]

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Business as Usual or Revolution?

June 8, 2013


Liberals want to bring about a range of progressive goals for the poor and underprivileged, while Republican Tea Party types argue that, rather than trying to carve out larger slices of the pie for these groups, we would all be much better off relying on free markets to make the pie bigger for everyone. I […]

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A Traitor At The Court Of Global Warming

June 1, 2013


I was recently invited to participate in a workshop to discuss climate change. However, looking at the workshop’s website it became obvious that, despite the genuineness and warmth of the invitation, I would probably, soon after my arrival, become the most unpopular participant there. The following quotation taken from the workshop’s website was one of […]

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