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Leo Strauss

The New Machiavelli? Leo Strauss and the Politics of Fear

14 Mar 2005 |
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Since his death in 1973, Leo Strauss has become arguably the most important political philosopher of our age. Shadia Drury discusses how his ideas of promoting fear, elitism, secrecy, and lying have helped to undermine democracy and build a world where violent pre-emption is becoming the norm.
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Is Alan Greenspan finally getting peaked?

14 Mar 2005
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For Global Public Media, Jason Bradford asks whether US FED Chairman Alan Greenspan now showing signs of oil stress, has been taking lessons from Iraq's infamous former Information Minister, 'Baghdad Bob' - their rhetoric appears equally disconnected from reality.
Roscoe Bartlett

Peak Oil in the U.S. House of Representatives

14 Mar 2005
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Maryland representatives Wayne Gilchrest and Roscoe Bartlett brought peak oil and M. King Hubbert to the floor of the United States House of Representatives in a historic session on March 14, 2005.
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President of Iceland calls out Bush on Global Warming

06 Nov 2004
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The president of Iceland has asked United States President George Bush to see for himself the effect of global warming
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Richard Heinberg on Powerdown

06 Nov 2004 |
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A video synopsis of Richard Heinberg's latest book Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
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Stepping back from the brink - some sanity at last!

06 Nov 2004
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Readers should have no delusions about the state of New Zealand. The ‘clean and green’ image that New Zealand has marketed over recent years is largely a consequence of low population, high rainfall and strong prevailing winds and has little to do with government policy or business ethics. And, just like most other nations, it is being driven off the energy cliff in an orgy of consumption. There is only one atmosphere, only one [interlinked] ocean system, so what happens elsewhere on the planet will impact here.
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Desperado Days by Zbignew Zingh

14 Nov 2004
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Apart from pure avarice and ego, the actions of the Bush Administration have the appearance of incredible desperateness. It is that desperateness – their desperado-like, passionate, furious recklessness – which must cause us to ask, does the Bush Administration know something that we do not know? What do they know that makes them act like desperadoes?
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George Lakoff says environmentalists need to watch their language

10 Oct 2004
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Environmentalists have adopted a set of frames that doesn’t reflect the vital importance of the environment to everything on Earth. The term "the environment" suggests that this is an area of life separate from other areas of life like the economy and jobs, or health, or foreign policy. By not linking it to everyday issues, it sounds like a separate category, and a luxury in difficult times. Wilderness: a place for those in Birkenstocks to go hiking.
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A Message to the Youth from Fidel Rodriguez

10 Oct 2004
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In powerful spoken words over a hip hop track, Fidel Rodriguez suggests that exercizing one's right to vote should not be one's only political action
George Lakoff

George Lakoff

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Senior Fellowist & Linguist and UC Berkeley, Rockridge Institute, works to raise awareness of the importance of framing issues and to help progressives proactively re-frame the debate.