Tag Archives: Political Narratives

Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Read All About It

Back in the sixties everyone was reading Tolkien – Frodo saves Middle Earth and Gandalf didn’t really die – and over the last decade or so every kid in the world, and a good number of adults, read the Harry … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

Maybe democracy was easier in Ancient Greece, where they invented it – there you had a small homogeneous society and voting was limited, limited to the few adult males who really mattered and no one else, with no mass media, … Continue reading

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The Substance of Things

Wednesday, February 17, in Hollywood, should have been a holiday. As for the rest of the country, well, you may have had snow and sleet, but it was sunny and eighty here, and it was Paris Hilton’s birthday. And she … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Storyteller

In 2005 Christopher Booker published something he had been working on for thirty years, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories – and it seems a Jungian analysis of man’s impulse to tell stories wasn’t what the world was … Continue reading

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