Tag Archives: Richard Hofstadter

Affirming the Negative

Americans live on a knife’s edge – everything is a crisis and someone is always out to take your stuff, or your freedoms, or your precious bodily fluids – and that 1964 Strangelove movie captured what Richard Hofstadter, in his … Continue reading

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The Natural State of Paranoia

There’s being foolishly naïve, and then there’s being cautiously trusting of others, and then there’s being skeptical but intelligent about it, and then there’s being cynical, followed by being bitter and holding a grudge against the world. The next step … Continue reading

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