Category Archives: Obama and the Arab World

The Words We Use and Now Don’t Use

Man is the language animal – we alone have words, words that remove us from the immediate now, so we can talk with each other about the past and what we now think really happened, and about the future and … Continue reading

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Running in Packs

As a rule – or as a bit of symbolism if you’re going to make a movie about such things – conservatives like dogs and liberals like cats. Use it as a bit of visual shorthand – your conservative character … Continue reading

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