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Marshalling History Against a Martial Culture: Guns, War, and Memory

Tweet After the most recent mass shooting in Florida, the sudden emergence of articulate teenagers demanding gun control laws has been inspiring. It is impossible not to also notice that their platform has been amplified by widespread media coverage in a way that the protests against day-to-day violence perpetrated by police in San Francisco and […]

The Age of Abundant (Plastic) and the Age of Loneliness

Tweet It’s 2018. The next big war is on the horizon, though how it will begin and against whom is entirely unclear since the government is a thrashing incoherent mess. Meanwhile the U.S. is already in dozens of wars across the world, with hostilities, death, bombing, and mayhem occurring in more places than most Americans […]

Uniting Cognitarians is like Herding Cats!

Tweet   It’s Thanksgiving 2017 and I’m still here. Haven’t blogged since mid-summer, primarily because I’ve been writing a new Shaping San Francisco guide book to San Francisco that will hopefully come out next autumn with City Lights Books (and maybe Pluto Press too). I’ve also been teaching a class on “Work and the City” […]

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