- Man 1: Do you think we can do anything about it?
- Man 2: Well, why not? If we can work together now to look after the lives of the people here I don't see why we couldn't work together afterwards to clear up the mess; and help build a better world in which these things can't possibly happen.
- Narrator: The Qualities we've learned from comradeship and common suffering are not going to be wasted after this War. It is out of experiences like ours that the New World will be built.
There is a cool documentary about Prohibition by Ken Burns on Netflix - I’d say it is a prowatch.
The creation of a special White House URL shortcut to Syria information is just Golden Age McNamara.
Can we get a bullet count? A Kill count? Talk to the guys at Bungie. They have the GUI - you have the database.
But (in the Post-Cold War) World- the grandeur that Isaiah Berlin had given it fell away.
President Putin could offer Russians other things; security, dignity, and above all a meaning that went beyond their own individual lives."
Adam Curtis on Late 20th Century Russia and The Central Liberal Concept of Positive/Negative Liberty
From ‘The Trap’ Episode 3 “We Will Force You to be Free" (2007)
anarchists have to deal with anarcho-capitalists calling themselves “the best and only true anarchists” while leninists have to deal with trashy fascist sympathizers calling themselves “the best and only true leninists”
i wonder what trots have to deal with
Trotsky got Asylum in the New World - Lenin was getting support from the Germans through World War I - aiming to destabilize the Czar and take Russia out of the War.
— Talking about the UK, Sir James Goldsmith predicts the effects of globalization and National Confidence crises we are facing.
I think the ‘end of history’ in the 1990’s facilitated the rise of TBTF and the end of Glass-Steagall. With Clinton leading the zeitgeist there was a perception that now Jimmy Stewart ran the banks. There was enough money that anyone could open a mortgage at the Savings & Loan