I am a conservative. I am not an ideologue, a zealot, or a huckster. I have nothing to sell you. No, quite simply, I am a conservative. I believe in change. I do, honestly. But I think we should think things through a little bit more than we currently do. I do not believe that technology is in and of itself a boon, nor do I agree that progress can be measured in simple economic terms.
I believe that old form sacrificed in the name of (post)modernity is exactly that, a sacrifice. I believe that ritual and tradition are as – if not more – important to our societies and their stability than they have ever been, and that the further we move from them, the further we move away from who we are.
(Andrew did a double major undergradute degree in history and political science, and just graduated from Simon Fraser University with a graduate degree in Urban Studies).
A meditation on the nuances and complexities of the great sport of baseball.
Just a little bit of friendly advice on this late October Friday.
The modern study of economics has become lost in imaginary worlds and often bares no real relation to what is actually happening in the world. And yet, we still listen to what they have to say. Why?
No really. Are rape jokes funny?
Ever wonder what makes Josef Stalin different than Barack Obama? What? Really?! No? Well, let me tell you...
In this age of media fragmentation, we are increasingly just getting what we want and are able to keep anything uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even challenging well away from our tender sensitivities. KEXP challenges that.
It was twenty years ago to this day that Nirvana released their epoch shifting album Nevermind. Let's take a moment to remember...
Ayrton Senna was one of the fastest men on earth until his untimely death in 1994 at the age of 34. This is his story...
Ron Paul in a recent interview with the Newshour on PBS.
Celebrity in our time is not what it used to be. TMZ makes this plain and clear.
It seems as though riots might have underlying causes...not just yobs and hooligans.
In this the first installement of Redemption Week, I argue against the introduction of video replay in professional sports.
Steve Earle. Enough said.
After a long and insignificant debt battle, we should begin to ask ourselves if the current version of the American government is sustainable.
Who says you're great? Well...uh, the Hall of Fame does.
When we move through our daily lives in the city, we are moving through more than simply the physical space we occupy. Our neighbourhoods are filled with people, with a lot of people, most of whom are not known to us.
Should we or should we not sell our subway stations to corporate sponsors? You know the right answer.
The record store is dead. Long live the record store.
A slight deviation this week with a couple of links to some podcasts dealing with Roman history. Fascinating.
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