Monthly Archives: May 2012

5/30/12 Occupy & Education

The radical reconstruction of society envisioned by the Occupy movement, with people taking responsibility for the world we live in through horizontal democratic structures and relationships, requires that we educate ourselves so that we can make good and informed decisions … Continue reading

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5/23/12 Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics with Lester Lee (rebroadcast)

Nativism, jingoism and paranoia are nothing new in American politics. The fervent anti-immigrant movements aimed at Catholics and Chinese in the 19th Century parallel those against Latinos, Haitians, Africans and other immigrants of our present day. The racism and paranoia … Continue reading

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5/16/12 The Idea of Democracy with Prof. Gerald Friedman

On March 18, 2012, I uploaded a post entitled “Democratic Decisions” to my blog Persistent Wondering. Prof. Jerry Friedman, who was on FSU-Radio on January 18, talking about “Occupy Economics”, read my post and emailed me to say he really … Continue reading

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