/ For a wider exploration, I would suggest that your readers look at /Kevin Carson's site http://mutualist.blogspot.com - they can only develop informed opinions if they don't start with a limited deck of cards to work from.
Enjoyed the articles I have read so far. (2 by Bruce Clark) They are fresh air that has come in through a window someone has left opened. I applaud your courage and sprit that has propelled you to follow through with the birth of "The Spectacle". I look forward to reading more of the past and future articles.
I just read Krakauer's book and was appalled at professionals taking unqualified people up that mountain when even the experts die in the climbing process. I'm not a climber (at 74 not even much of an athlete anymore), but think I have better sense than to offer my body up to something like this. I found your article, A State Of Nature, on the computer this morning, and read it with great interest. I'm curious about your background. Are you a climber? Have you done Everest?
Jim Law - Albuquerque
After Obama's speech on race relations earlier this week, an awed Hollywood lined up behind him, pledging renewed support. The list of supporters read like an Oscar program. This is bad news for Mr. Obama, who needs the support of working class white men who don't care who Sean Penn votes for. So let's forget star-struck Hollywood; what has Mr. Obama done for red-meat Reagan Democrats? Has he worked on behalf of middle-class families worried about rising prices and falling incomes? Yes, but so has Hillary.
In what way, then, is Obama different? Because he speaks to an audience with a respect for their intelligence. He uses a frank and reasonable tone that causes a listener to actually pay attention to his words. Obama makes good use of that openness, not to harp on a narrow point, but rather, to reframe issues in a way that invites participation, that invites inclusively. For this reason, I believe that if he's given an honest listen, even Reagan Democrats â€¦. Oh, good grief I sound like one of them, don't I? Is it possible to give up this Obama-worship once and for all? Yes we can. YES WE CAN!!
I have read some of your writings and I think you have a brilliant mind, probably because I agree with your thoughts and insights.
Who are you? I would like to read more of your writings, and perhaps discuss issues with you.
Thank you, - Archie McCoy