No Surprise: Ayn Rand-Themed Libertarian Utopia a Fraud

Ayn Rand Utopia

Richard Eskow: It’s greed, not government, which subjugates us today. Nobody wants to be an insect, but Rand and her followers want to turn society into a hive filled with sociopathic bees. When that happens, as the investors in Chile learned, somebody’s bound to get stung.

Tweeting Versus Teaching

Denying Academic Freedom

Steve Hochstadt: Salaita is not actually writing about Israel, a complex society with deep internal fissures. Nor does he appear to know much about Zionists.

Dialectics of Dialect

Figures of Speech

Robin Lakoff: Between playin the whoopee necessary to produce two children concurrently by two women, and the whoopins, it’s hard to imagine where Mr. Peterson finds time to play football.

Two Sides of Political Correctness

Political Correctness Today

Steve Hoschstadt: In my lifetime, our publicly acceptable speech has shifted away from open and frequent use of nasty words about nearly everyone except white Anglo-Saxon men.

Timeless Relevance: “Turn, Turn, Turn” at 50

Achieving Social Change

Frank Fear: The “me-first,” self-absorbed ethic is a well-developed social pathology. America, the patient, is in triage. It will take incredible energy and effort—undertaken with wise, strategic, and ingenious intent—to accomplish the “turn” this country so desperately needs.

Terrorism, Patriotism, War, and Cultural Identity

Terrorism Patriotism War

Walter Moss: In Moral Imagination’s dozen essays David Bromwich focuses on important topics: terrorism and war, patriotism, cultural identity, 9/11, the American character, Abraham Lincoln, Edward Snowden and the decline of privacy, and the arrogance of U.S. foreign policy as demonstrated by Dick Cheney and others.

Time for a Day of National Protest

Day of National Protest

Michael T. Hertz: I would personally love to use the title, “American Spring,” because it harkens to the “Arab Spring” of 2012. But the failure of the right-wing version maybe tells us that a different title should be chosen. How about “Take Back Our Country!” or “Bring Back Democracy.”

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