Tag Archives: Tea Party Movement

Toward a More Dangerous Populism

America is populism. That’s how we started, telling the British to stuff it, with a declaration that we needed no king. “We the people” could rule ourselves, working out among ourselves the way we lived – we’d make the rules, … Continue reading

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No More Tea

The son of a good friend is now in the first month of his post-grad work at a minor university somewhere northwest of London, and presumably getting used to bangers and mash and kippers for breakfast, and a lot of … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Content

There are political junkies and policy wonks – and then there’s the rest of the country, those who find politics tedious, or absurd, or insignificant. Ask them about Newt Gingrich or Michele Bachmann and you’ll get a blank stare. Even … Continue reading

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What Comes Next

Predicting the future is always a hoot – we don’t have those flying cars yet, and there was Darwin in the foreword the Origin of Species – “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should … Continue reading

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The Hot Wind off the Desert

The evening of Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Election Day in America – and of course that’s odd out here in Hollywood. The polling place, as usual, was just down the street at the local union hall (of sorts) – … Continue reading

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The Treachery of Images

Those of us who smoke a pipe – that would be mostly former English teachers and older academic sorts – know all about the painting. It’s “The Treachery of Images” (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by the … Continue reading

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