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Wildly Interesting Books

  • Adam's Task by Vicki Hearne
  • Anything by Colin Cotterill
  • Auguries of Innocence by Patti Smith
  • Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
  • Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel
  • Gehry Draws
  • Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  • Out of Our Heads by Ava Noe
  • Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design, Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  • The God of Small Things by Arundahti Roy
  • The Long Fall by Walter Mosely
  • The Martin Beck Series by Maj Sjowall and Per Waloo
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank
  • Vermeeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Different Other Theory of American History





It was with great interest that I read Tom's, or rather, Samuel P. Huntington's theory on progressive mass movements. I wish to present here today a different theory, one espoused by the German visionary and mystic, Hildegard von Bingen. Ahem, ahem,



Progressive mass movements are produced almost entirely by the rumblings of small burrowing animals beneath the ground. If Nader gets a bunch of votes, the stamping of feet by the liberal Democrats will produce even more movement underground, thereby setting off a new radicalization in the United States.

Don't forget to pick up some sheet music by H.von B. soon
By the way, what is Clio, the Muse of History doing with an ice cooler full of Molson's?

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