At the Fan District Slant
there's a new version of Politics of the Centrifuge up at that new web site for commentary on politics and popular culture.
Instead, we live in a time of rampant certitude. Of certitude,
philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) made a timeless
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.
So, a modern political debate, whether it’s on television or at happy
hour, usually amounts to people slinging harsh and practiced talking
points back and forth, without either side reacting to what is actually
Today, instead of politics of the melting pot, we have politics of the centrifuge.
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