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Revitalizing the Rational Imagination

July 8th, 2008 · 22 Comments

As a child, I was often called imaginative, but it wasn’t meant as a compliment. It was meant in a “reality-is-calling, get your head out of the clouds”, kind of way. It was meant to discourage me from believing in the impractical or impossible.
I knew something then, though, that I couldn’t yet communicate. [...]

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Ten Minor Rebellions

June 1st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Inspired by John R., Dolores, and all the rebels who gather here . . .
Years ago, I wrote a paper on the state of charity in the U.S., and while the specific details have faded, I remember that the dollar amount of private contributions alone – independent of any governmental assistance – would have been [...]

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Feminism, Fat, and Strange Politics

April 20th, 2008 · 18 Comments

“Feminism: the radical notion that women are people.” - Anonymous
“Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” - Pat Robertson
Feminism. The word can rouse the twin specters of angst and animus out of even their most [...]

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