Category Archives: Republican Purge Ranks

Cowboys Talking Loudly

Languages are endlessly fascinating. Here in Hollywood, in this building, there are three French nationals, the elegant fellow from Brazil who will now and then lapse into Portuguese, the new girl from Spain who can lisp Castilian, the old woman … Continue reading

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On Not Accepting What You Are Told, Unless Elevated

It’s the curse of the sixties, and it never leaves you. Those of us who ambled off to college in the mid-sixties, listened to all that new music, had our issues with the war, and graduated only to listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Curiosity, Dacher Keltner, Elevation versus Disgust, Obama as Messiah, Religion and Politics, Republican Purge Ranks, Secular Conservatives, The Conservative Crackup, The Conservative-Liberal Divide, The Republicans Fall Apart, The Secular Right, The Sixties | Leave a comment