Category Archives: Limits of American Power

The Perils of Passion

The sixties really did screw up the culture, as intended by those who were fed up with state-sanctioned segregation and all that went with it, and then fed up with that pointless and fundamentally immoral war in Vietnam, and fed … Continue reading

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Managing Reality

Ernest Hemingway was a bit of jerk, always making bold and manly pronouncements that probably got on everyone’s nerves. Yeah, courage may be grace under pressure, but bullfighting is kind of stupid – and one doesn’t talk about manly manliness. … Continue reading

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When the Music Stops

Retirement’s fine, particularly if, when the music stops, you find yourself in Hollywood. That was pure chance, but there’s much to be said for palm trees and sunshine and silliness, and it’s a short drive down to Venice Beach and … Continue reading

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The Slow-Rolling Apocalypse

There’s that stuff going around about the world ending on December 12, 2012: The Mayan calendar ends on December 21st, 2012, the same date as the Winter Solstice when Earth will be in galactic alignment with the black hole at … Continue reading

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