March 22, 2021Comments Off on Humans, Human Culture and Popular Government
The US is commonly cited as the first large experiment in popular government. Even admitting that it started on the basis of a government of white men that excluded women and non-European men and who --->> read more -->>
Thursday 12/3/2020 2,977 people died in the attacks in the US on 9/11/2001. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center reported 2,804 deaths yesterday. As noted earlier, back in February and March of this year --->> read more -->>
Friday November 6, 2020 – Election Results Still in the Waiting Room As I wait for the electoral machinery to complete its work I am struck by how this election has confirmed that we are --->> read more -->>
It is absolutely clear that Trump and Republicans (Trumplicans) are to blame for the state we find ourselves in. Trump and Republicans can talk all they want about “Wuhan virus” and other racist slurs. There --->> read more -->>
June 25, 2020Comments Off on Reparations and the System of White Supremacy
The recent upheavals around the killing of George Floyd and police violence more broadly has been surprising in its breadth and scope. In the midst of this, new discussion of reparations has surfaced. I have --->> read more -->>
Anonymity is a plague in our lives, public and private. The web is filled with anonymous material authored by anonymous creators. Facebook is filled with millions of anonymous fake people who are really, it frequently --->> read more -->>
May 21, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – Eric Foner on the Electoral College, presidential elections…..
The May 21, 2020 Issue of the London Review of Books contains a review article, “The Corrupt Bargain” by Columbia U. Professor Eric Foner. It is a wonderful review of the history of this peculiar --->> read more -->>
March 1, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – the chemical industry, government, and personal connections to TCE
Back in the early and mid ‘70s both Karen and I worked in various machine shops and other industrial locations. Trichloroethylene (TCE) was used on a daily basis to clean metals parts and other materials. --->> read more -->>
August 2, 2019Comments Off on Our History – the intentionally forgotten – a new keynote essay
…nations are based as much on what people collectively agree to forget as what they wish to remember. In a visit in February 2019 to a photography exhibit, Imagined Communities by Mila Teshaieva, at the MIT --->> read more -->>
There has been focus on wealth and income inequality for years. It is a pressing problem for more than 80% of the US population. But there is an other inequality, political inequality, that is at --->> read more -->>
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