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Newspapers are Rags and Criminals are Dignitaries

Newspapers are Rags and Criminals are Dignitaries

To the Editors of the Bloomington, Indiana Herald-Times (a Schurz Communications Product), I think we must conclude that the HT is not a newspaper dedicated to anything like journalism.  Perhaps it is at best a community gossip sheet.  Please supply your own comparisons. It has been conveyed to me on more than one occasion that […]

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Because We Said So

I felt the below was worth passing on.  We have no “establishment” journalism any longer; from the NYT to the Washington Post to Your Local Paper (if you still have one), these vestiges of another era serve only to promote the reigning ideology of business.  And how can we blame me them, we opine, they […]

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Educating Unethical America: The Lie of Impartiality

Or, immorality in amorality Or, the Ownership View Or, the View from the Top I. I got canned in January 2010.  We had had several shake-ups in middle to upper management and had a new “brash” VP that, upon reflection, seemed to have been given the “clean house” directive.  I’m sure there were myriad other […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]