Friday, August 22, 2014

Whether or not it was historically inevitable, anti-science denialism is now a core component of rightwing tribal identity in both Australia and the US.
The only hope for sustained progress on climate policy is a combination of demography and defection that will create a pro-science majority.
As I say in the article, one of the things that makes me sympathetic to Zionism is that it represents the intrusion of a democratic, scientifically sophisticated, secular culture into a part of the world that for centuries had been despotic, technically backward, and obsessed with religion.
Whether or not it was historically inevitable, Zionism is now a core component of rightwing tribal identity in both Australia and the US. The only hope for sustained progress on policy is a combination of demography and defection that will create a majority committed to equality.

Ali Abunimah has been linked now in posts at Crooked Timber and Freddie deBoer is writing for Andrew Sullivan.

again, and again, and again: how does change happen? drift


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