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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (Book Review)

Neil Postman’s book infamous critique of the society obsessed with efficiency and technical bureaucracy through the use of ever greater amounts of technology seems more and more relevant 25 years later than it may have even seemed when first released in the early 1990s.  I read portions of Postman’s books in college, but never all… Continue reading Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (Book Review)

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (Book Review)

Synopsis Taylor Branch’s Pillar of Fire covers the years of 1963-1965 focusing on the intersection of an number of civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X (and the Nation of Islam), Bob Moses, and many more.  Branch’s background as a journalist takes the reader through a number of important events including the Mississippi… Continue reading Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (Book Review)

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Could Bernie Sanders Have Won? Part 2: The Vote Types

This second post in a series on whether Bernie Sanders could have won the election will look generally at the three “types” of voters in 2016: Bernie Supporters, Hillary Supporters, and Trump Supporters. After talking about those three voters, we will explore the general electorate through the lens of general political theory and the current… Continue reading Could Bernie Sanders Have Won? Part 2: The Vote Types