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Daily Archives: January 21st, 2010

Thoreau and the Myth of Beautiful Seclusion

  If you visit Walden Pond in Massachusetts, it does not take much of a look around to realize that Henry David Thoreau, the famous author of Walden, was a fraud. His retreat in the woods was not a retreat at all, but right smack in the middle of nineteenth century suburbia. For an excellent look at Thoreau, the brilliant […]

The Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine

   If there was any doubt that The New York Times is an enemy of the American people, it should be dispelled by the newspaper’s analysis of the victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. There are three basic reasons Brown won: a mysterious lack of energy by Democrats; the deceptions and “stealth” of Republicans; and the petty materialistic concerns of […]