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My Idiosyncratic Guide to Books on Postwar Fascism

I’m a little puzzled myself at how many books on post-war fascism I’ve read. What’s the allure? Perhaps its a fear that these ideas, which never went away, would one day resurface into the mainstream? Perhaps its trying to grapple … Continue reading

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Leonard and Gallagher’s Heavy Radicals

Heavy Radicals: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980 Aaron J. Leonard In the late sixties and early seventies, many young American leftists began drifting away from the amorphous politics of the mainstream … Continue reading

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Review: Elbaum’s Revolution in the Air

Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che Max Elbaum In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Students for a Democratic Society dissolved, some young leftists took the path of nihilistic armed struggled and joining … Continue reading

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Your Occasional Stoic — You May Die Today

It is possible you may die today. Regulate every act and thought accordingly. But to die, if there are gods, is not a thing to be afraid of, for the gods will not involve you in evil. But if indeed … Continue reading

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The BQ(Q) – Shawn

Name Shawn Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 38 Height: 5’11” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 170 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Philly   Tell us a little about the race. … Continue reading

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Ahmed, My Old Bodega Guy

I was inspired by last night’s demonstration by Brooklyn’s Yemeni bodega owners and thought I’d share a little about my local guy, Ahmed from New Dubai Mart. Ahmed and his brother left Yemen more than a decade ago, first working … Continue reading

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Implementing Lessons from the Blue Zones, Inconveniencing Myself, and Other Things I’m Focusing On In 2017

So-called “Blue Zones” are areas of the world in which people have significantly longer, healthier lives than the world-wide average. Blue Zones have been researched and written about pretty extensively and in a popular book about them, Dan Buettner extrapolated … Continue reading

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