Saturday, May 19, 2007

Benjamin Barber Website Review

CSPAN'S "Book TV" had him on tonight, and I found myself agreeing with most of what he had to say. This is his blog, and has a discussion of many topics.
clipped from blog.civworld.org

strongdemocracy [thebarberblog]

The weblog of political theorist and professor Benjamin R. Barber - author of the classic STRONG DEMOCRACY, the international bestseller JIHAD vs. MCWORLD, and the about to be published CONSUMED: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Children Whole

clipped from blog.civworld.org
MISREADING THE FRENCH ELECTION
Republican conservatives reeling from President Bush’s plummeting poll numbers, as low as President Carter’s during the dark days of the hostage crisis in Iran, are excited. They have discovered hope in – of all places – France! Yes, the nation at the very center of  what they disdained as “old” Europe, the country that has been Bush’s bete noire ever since he went looking for WMD in Baghdad. The very same culture whose potatoes had to be renamed Freedom Fries so patriotic Congressmen wouldn’t have to utter the dreaded “F” word when ordering lunch in the Capitol mess hall.
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