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Nota Bene #93: Linksgiving
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Following bliss: Joseph Campbell, myth and living the authentic life
Today we’re putting Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) on the masthead. Chances are that you already know all about his thought and work without realizing it. When George Lucas wrote the first few drafts […]
Maybe 'banksters' are the exception, not the rule
If you’re not familiar with the term “bankster,” it was coined, writes Harold Evans for BBC, “by an American immigrant, a fiery Sicilian-born lawyer by the name of Ferdinand Pecora. He was […]
WordsDay: the art of the possible
In case you’ve been off-planet, the dumpster fire that is Election Season 2008 is in full swing. While this can be entertaining if you’re cynical enough, it’s a process that can exert […]
The big story with the least MSM coverage? (Guess again.)
What big story received less overall mainstream media coverage than Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush? What same story of critical impact to our First Amendment rights got even less attention than last week’s Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report confirming that the Bush administration “led the nation to war on false premises”?
Even better than the real thing: mass media and manufactured beauty
Give me one last dance We’ll slide down the surface of things You’re the real thing Yeah the real thing You’re the real thing Even better than the real thing I figured […]
God-talk in the presidential election (or why evangelicals are voting for Barack)
by Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark When it’s time for politics in the U.S., it seems, it’s also time to talk about religion. So first there were stories of Huckabee’s success among evangelicals, […]
Britney coverage is in the public interest and Iran isn't; are we as dumb as they think we are?
Well, here’s a fine howdy-do first thing this morning: an absolutely breathtaking bit of misdirection and pro-monopolist hackery masquerading as a good-faith critique of Bill Moyers. Moyers’ point seems to be that […]
Bush’s counselor lies about Bush
By Robert Silvey Dan Bartlett is counselor to George Bush. George Tenet was CIA director during the preparations for the Iraq War. In his new book, At the Center of the Storm, […]