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The current state of my mind

These are interesting times… Without a sense of history (and Steven Pinker’s books) I would probably already have become a jaded pessimist like many others. It does help to remember that things were even worse in the olden days – in order of annoyance factor: 398 more words


Labor Day was a counter-revolutionary exercise in its very foundation during the administration of Grover Cleveland. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day. Revolutionary socialism was the last thing that the AFL or the less well-known and long defunct Knights of Labor desired. 1,183 more words


Amerika fatigue - a small dose of Cultural Pessimism

Today was one of these days that made me feel out of place here in the US, hearing my colleagues (all physicians undergoing subspecialty training at a major NYC hospital) go on and on for a half hour about various TV shows. 753 more words