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Still Looking for Mr. Goodbar: the fear of individual liberty and self-direction

I was much influenced by Erich Fromm’s Escape From Freedom (1941). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_Freedom. Wiki leaves out Fromm’s theory of working class authoritarianism to account for Nazism and makes him a typical social democrat, critical of experts and advertising whose origin and targets are “the mobocracy.”) This blog is about the nostalgia for monarchism providing definite authority and the novelty of free market economics. 395 more words

Charles Sumner

7 Biblical Principles for Choosing Our Elected Leaders

Three days had passed, and he was just as affronted by the remarks as he was when he first heard the man utter the slanderous words. 1,427 more words

Culture & Society

John Forster, "the Cat"

So I came to John Forster – as I imagine most people do – as the friend and biographer of Charles Dickens. His The Life of Charles Dickens… 294 more words


"We Have Been Teaching Fiction Instead Of American History": Unraveling The Threads Of Hatred, Sewn Into A Confederate Icon

This blighted boy with red hate in his eyes but otherwise colorless curdled milk skin — this boy is a failure. It takes more than a weak stick like him to start a race war. 895 more words