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The Curse of Totalitarianism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

It is frightfully clear that the conditions for totalitarianism and state violence are with us, smothering critical thought, social responsibility, the ethical imagination and politics itself.

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Robert Scheer: Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer puts the 9/11 conspiracy theories in perspective.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


Why the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Resonate

I (TD managing editor Blair Golson) have studiously avoided blogging about “The U.S. government planned 9/11” conspiracy theories because, frankly, they’re crap they strain credulity; no government it seems unlikely to the extreme that the government could keep a secret like that from leaking* (see editor’s note on the jump). But Time magazine has a good explanation of why 36% of people polled lend credence to these claims: We need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random.

Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


Poll: Half of U.S. Rejects Evolution, Backs Bible

The Gallup report summarizes the findings: “[A] substantial portion of Americans…[are] not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence.”
Support for the such beliefs declines steadily with education: Among those with high school diplomas, 58% are Bible backers; among those with postgraduate degrees, only 25%.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE



From spacegrant.nau.edu

A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA

The 24-year-old presidential appointee tried to hush up a top climate scientist and add the word “theory” to mentions of the Big Bang. |  story
Also, he lied about graduating from Texas A&M. | blog

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Pushes Math and Science? Oh, Please…

The president may be urging algebra and chemistry on high-schoolers, but his administration can’t run away from the chilling effect it has had on scientific inquiry. For example, a young presidential appointee at NASA ordered Web designers to append the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang (scroll half-way down the article).
Wanna know what it takes to become a NASA spokesman? Well, it doesn’t hurt to write columns linking Saddam to Al Qaeda, or insisting that Rumsfeld had nothing to do with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandals.

Posted on Feb 5, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Gov’t Studying “Hyperspace” Drive, Magazine Says

Theoretical engine could make interstellar travel a reality. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


Dover, Pa., Officially Calls “Intelligent Design” Unintelligent

School board votes to strip much-maligned policy from classes.

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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