Tag Archives: David Sirota

Our Apparent Need for Synthetic Reality

Most people simply outgrow science fiction. It’s a genre for adolescent boys – all clever what-if set-up and gee-whiz action about what would happen if all this imaginary stuff weren’t imaginary. You get a lot of time-travel and alternative universes. … Continue reading

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The Fear of Displacement

The political journalist David Sirota, solidly of the left, seems to make it a habit of being ahead of the curve. In 2006 it was his book Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government – and How … Continue reading

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Meeting on the Commons

Friday, February 26, in history – on this day, in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and on February 26, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park … Continue reading

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