Tag Archives: Mob Rule

The Mob Out There

Take the long view. Things changed in the sixties. Lyndon Johnson pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Everyone told him that move meant that the Democrats would lose the South for a generation. The states’-rights segregationist Dixiecrats would … Continue reading

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Imaginary Mobs

Arthur Dreifuss’ Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) is a pretty awful movie – “A police captain (Aldo Ray) is caught between businesses operating on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip who don’t like the punks hanging out, and his belief in … Continue reading

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American Kristallnacht

There’s Phase Transition: A phase transition is a natural physical process. It has the characteristic of taking a given medium with given properties and transforming some or all of that medium into a new medium with new properties. Phase transitions … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse

It’s one of the long-running jokes in recent American cultural history. You might remember Rodney King – in 1991 a whole lot of LAPD officers beat him to a pulp, and it was a rather protracted process. But they didn’t … Continue reading

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