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Quality Reviewing

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On May 4, 2016
The best book reviews are as much about the review author as the book being reviewed while at the same time being fair to the book. That’s what I strive for when I review, although probably with mixed success. Anyway, I thought of this when reading Rich Yeselson’s review of the new Tamara Draut book […]

College Protests

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On January 4, 2016

Most colleges and universities are still on their winter break. So the 2015 new pastime of complaining about college protesters no matter what they do is on break. I know the National Review will alwa

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Lynd on Alinsky

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On September 30, 2015
I have no idea why the right has so demonized Saul Alinsky as the greatest evil of all time, although that was really more a 2008-12 demon than today. But in any case, his organizing strategies were certainly influential. But there’s a strong critique to made against them from the left and the radical historian […]

Moore and Stewart

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On October 25, 2011

One doesn’t usually look to Pop Matters for political essays, but this piece praising Michael Moore and lambasting Jon Stewart is interesting. Michael Moore is one of the few heroes of contempor

Consensus Decision Making

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On October 19, 2011
One hallmark of Occupy Wall Street has been consensus decision-making. Over the last decade, progressive groups have come to rely on consensus as the primary way they make decisions. And as OWS is finding out, this really falls apart whenever you have a large group. My problem with consensus decision-making is two fold. One, I […]
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