A preoccupation with one’s own feelings of victimhood, triumph, and exceptionalism, to the detriment of serious contemplation of the ways in which one victimizes others, is a sign of narcissism and psychopathy in nations as well as in individuals. Forget I mentioned it. Rise for the flag salute. NEVER FORGET! THESE COLORS DON’T RUN! LET’S […]


The striking thing about Osama bin Laden’s death is how utterly depressing it is. Is there really anything to celebrate here? Have the victims of the September 11 attacks suddenly come back to life? How about the hundreds of thousands of people (possibly over a million) killed in wars we justified based on Sept. 11? […]

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In America, this posting and this blog are the disjointed screeds of violent right-wing extremists. For contrast, here is an example of a serious and cogent contribution to our political discourse: WALLACE: How hard do you think President Obama would be to defeat in 2012? PALIN: It depends on a few things, say he played […]