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A Bright Future for Revolution, Part 3


I may be odd in this respect (among others), but sometimes I fantasize about being on television debate shows. Don’t misunderstand my sense of myself: I’d likely be eaten alive among folks who are well trained to speak quickly and memorably. The Thirty-Second Save the World Manual. But as with game shows, when the clock isn’t ticking in your ear and the debating adversary isn’t doing his or her best to make you look like a fool on national television, the answers come so easily. The cracks in logic might as well be as long as commercial breaks.

Now imagine that you could stroll over to your computer, press a few keys, and instantly be telling Bill O’Reilly, right there on TV, why, even though you largely agree with his conclusion, his reasoning is just dreadful. Well, that’s not possible — and probably never will be.

The rest of this essay is available in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01–10/21/02 and is for sale in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




07/29/02 Money and Politics: So What’s the Point? (Economics)

07/22/02 Quantum Morality (Religion)

07/15/02 In Cahoots (Life)

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