'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why I Rarely Read The Nation Revisited 

Travel to Venezuela to speak to an organization that receives funding to pay for your appearance through the US Embassy, fraternize with upper income students who loathe Chavez, write an article about your experiences and get published in The Nation. After all, didn't you know that, if you are unaware of Hannah Arendt, you have no business trying to make the revolution? Apparently, nothing is more frightening to the leftist academic vanguardists associated with The Nation than the possibility that people will politically act on their own in the absence of their insight.

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