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The Strange Inspirations of Nation-Building

A social media conversation with a few friends this morning served as a reminder of how truly fascinating the study of nation-building through the adoption of flags, symbols and other devices and practices often proves to be. In an attempt … Continue reading

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California and the Future of American Unity

Who could have imagined 30 years – heck, even a decade  – ago that one of the avatars of American liberalism, none other than Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, would end up sounding a lot like George Wallace? Brown is leading … Continue reading

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Invoking the “S” Word (Secession)

 , Texas Tribune.  I’ll be frank: I don’t take a very sanguine view of the future of the United States. I no longer think that Americans are even capable of summoning the improvisational genius or idealism or whatever is required … Continue reading

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A Dystopian Future or Just Business as Usual?

I reflect back on the 1980’s as a good decade, but many science fiction writers of the time didn’t. As a recent article in The American Conservative observes, the 1980’s turned out providing a congenial context for a grim, dystopian … Continue reading

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The God of the Human Exoskeleton

In my previous piece, I asserted that God is embedded in what I describe as the Non-corporeal Human Exoskeleton (NHE) –  for lack of a better description, a structure that human beings have evolved over eons and that permeates all … Continue reading

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God and the Non-Corporeal Human Exoskeleton

Borrowing from futurist Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, I’ve been formulating the view that humanity has been in the business of constructing what I call a NHE (Noncorporeal Human Exoskeleton) for eons. What I mean by this is … Continue reading

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The Graduate: An American Classic

A friend’s recent social media post about the late Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, a fierce critic of the dehumanizing effects of communism and Western consumerism alike, reminded me of my latest viewing of one of my all-time favorite films, ┬áThe … Continue reading

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