Archive for May, 2011
Common Yellowthroat – Tyler Arboretum
Butterfly Twins – Ridley Creek State Park
House Wren – Tyler Arboretum
Eastern Bluebird – Tyler Arboretum
Tree Swallow – Tyler Arboretum
Palm Warbler – Tyler Arboretum
As low as it goes?
Posted by sirach39 in Ethics, Res Publica on May 18, 2011
Concerning the prosecutors (persecutors) of David Drake,
…you might think that, morally speaking, they could sink no lower. Alas, when one advances blindly across the boggy ground of realpolitik, when pragmatism takes up the baton and conducts the orchestra, ignoring what is written in the score, you can be pretty sure that, as the imperative logic of dishonor will show, there are still, after all, a few more steps to descend.
–José Saramago, Death, With Interruptions [p. 59]
Wallace Shawn and the Socialist Imagination
Posted by sirach39 in Economy, Res Publica, Wisdom on May 11, 2011
Crisis of Capitalism – David Harvey
Here’s one way of looking at what goes wrong…