Tag Archives: Useful Idiots

In Transit

We’re old now. After the amazing sixties ended – graduation in the last June of the decade, with the Beatles calling it off, with Richard Nixon in the White House, with Henry Kissinger at his side – adulthood began, such … Continue reading

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The Rise of Unthinking Adolescent Petulance

Yes, 2009 is ancient history. Avatar was the big movie of the year – Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, as did John Updike and Andrew Wyeth, and Marilyn Chambers. And on January 20, Barack Obama became president. And everyone knew … Continue reading

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A Fresh Array of Useful Idiots

This seems to be the third in a series – not that it was planned this way, but Wisconsin happens: Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended a budget bill that would slash public workers’ benefits and most collective bargaining rights … Continue reading

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