I’ve been following the comment thread on Mike’s Nader post. Which, of course, set me to thinking about the comment thread on my post here. And that put me in mind of a thought.
To wit: has there ever been anything in the history of American politics that could touch, for sheer hate-fuck participatory democracy theater, a hypothetical general election showdown between Ralph Nader and Ron Paul?
Man, I’d pay to see that.
Of course, I’d then pack up and move to another country. Or planet, if possible….
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For my first (and hopefully not last) post at Scholars & Rogues, I want to highlight an individual who is both a scholar and a rogue who could use some help.
Last week, esteemed professor and free culture scholar Lawrence Lessig announced two new projects. Watch this video, in which Lessig introduces the two projects. Continue reading →
Once is a film that deserves more, so much more. A truly independent effort built around music and characters whose authenticity simply bursts off the screen and fills your heart, this movie was so real in its violation of all things Hollywood that it was almost hard to watch. I kept waiting for the goddamned formula to kick in, and it never did, and the absence of the fix made me jittery. Shame on me. Continue reading →