Article Archive

Some links to articles of lasting interest.

The Transparent Society by David Brin for Wired. (1996).

Why Anti-Racism Will Fail by the Rev. Dr. Thandeka to the UUA General Assembly. (1999)

“Star Wars” despots vs. “Star Trek” populists by David Brin for Salon. (1999)

Citizenship in Emergency by Elaine Scarry for Boston Review. (2002)

Condemnations of terrorism and the 9/11 attacks by Muslim clerics by Juan Cole for Informed Comment. (2005)

Being Poor by John Scalzi. (2005)

Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century by Dmitry Orlov. (2005)

State and Terrorist Conspiracies and Conspiracy as Governance by Julian Assange on his old web log. (2006)

Closing the Collapse Gap: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US by Dmitry Orlov. (2006)  alternate link

The Acceleration of Addictiveness by Paul Graham. (2010)

A Big Little Idea Called Legibility by Venkat Rao for ribbonfarm. (2010)

The Myth of American Meritocracy by Ron Unz for The American Conservative. (2012)

All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesty of Bush and Obama by Conor Friedersdorf for The Atlantic. (2013)

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber for Strike! magazine.  (2013)

Anatomy of the Deep State by Michael Lofgren for Moyers & Company.  (2014)

The World Beyond Your Head: becoming an individual in an age of distraction, an interview of Matthew Crawford for National Review.  (2015)

The New China Syndrome: American business meets its new master by Barry C. Lynn for Harper’s Magazine.

Moral Mondays: the new fusion politics by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for UU World.  (2016)

Walter Benn Michaels on how liberals still love diversity and ignore inequality, an interview for Chicago Reader. (2016)

The Big Fat Compendium of Russiagate Debunkery by Caitlin Johnstone. (2017)

The Birth of a New American Aristocracy by Matthew Stewart for The Atlantic (2018)

Teaching ‘Les Miserables’ in Prison by Chris Hedges for Truthdig.  (2018)

Labor’s Last Stand by Garret Keizer for Harper’s Magazine.  (2018)

The Pentagon Syndrome by Andrew Cockburn for Harper’s Magazine.  (2019)

The Enemies Briefcase: Secret Powers of the Presidency by Andrew Cockburn for Harper’s Magazine. (2020)