Category Archives: Random

On advertising copy and a request for 2010

The ad says: “Try our product and lose 30 pounds, GUARANTEED!” The small print says, as of course it must: “*Your results may vary.” Nope, no great political insight or impassioned indictment of American imperialism in this post, just an … Continue reading

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George Orwell on Power

One of the subjects I come back to again and again on this blog is the doctrine of “American exceptionalism”; the idea that the United States — and only the United States — can preemptively invade any country on Earth … Continue reading

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I guess this explains U.S. elections…

H.L. Mencken once remarked that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. That statement might be considered a bit harsh, but a press release I received in my inbox the other day has me thinking … Continue reading

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