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Jane Jacobs' Monstrous Hybrids: Guardians vs Commerce


Jane Jacobs’ Systems of Survival: The Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics identified two primary syndromes, the meme-complexes (reinforcing rule sets) prevalent in human society: the Guardian Syndrome of hierarchical, honor-based organizations like the military and government, and the Commercial Syndrome, practiced in trade, industry, and science. 721 more words

Government

US Military: From No Standing Armies to Permanent Global Power

Standing armies were viewed with great suspicion by the Founding Fathers, who knew their influence could result in unnecessary wars and the corruption of the Republic when military leaders pushed into civilian governance. 1,422 more words

Government

Six Mistakes on the Road to Permanent War

Source: TomDispatch, by Ira Chernus

In the muddled midst of last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino, California, a few words skittering across my Twitter feed gave me pause. 578 more words

World At WAR

I Saw Something

wisdom comes from having survived
the pepsi corporation
only to be turned in by a neighbor sporting a fear-erection and fries

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Journalism

Evergreene Digest | Robert Parry: Will Peace Find a 2016 Advocate?

Campaign 2016 has offered few useful ideas about worsening global crises. On the Republican side, it’s been mostly the same-old tough talk while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said little. 436 more words

Military Madness

▶ Chris Hedges “Wages of Rebellion” The Moral Imperative of Revolt

“There’s no difference between a night raid in Oakland and a night raid in Fallujah.” Chris Hedges discusses his latest book: Wages of Rebellion. A history lesson and a discussion about empire and justice. 173 more words

Militarism