Orwell on nationalism and exceptionalism

June 24, 2010

Thought for the day from George Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism: All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts.  A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but […]

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Thurs

June 24, 2010

Good Thurs. It started out sunny and still this morning, then morphed to gray and breezy. Possible rain. Yokel news is nothing much. We watched part of the Ken Burns series on baseball, the episode featuring the 1920s and Babe Ruth. If you enjoy baseball history, this is very good. Lots of still photos and […]

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Thurs

June 24, 2010

Good Thurs. It started out sunny and still this morning, then morphed to gray and breezy. Possible rain.  Yokel news is nothing much. We watched part of the Ken Burns series on baseball, the episode featuring the 1920s and Babe Ruth. If you enjoy baseball history, this is very good. Lots of still photos and […]

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