hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Arthur Silber - An Extraordinary Man

Arthur Silber - Flecks of Light, Points of Understanding, and the Gift of Sight: All Things Are Connected

Gary Farber's post about the Iraq War

"The American national security establishment is hooked on Afghanistan. They won’t walk away. Not in response to Karzai stealing an election, not in response to their own 2011 deadline, and most likely not in 2014 either. . ."

Matthew Yglesias - Walking Away

". . .wake up. We turned the night sky over the Sinai just a few years ago into flame with a gasoline air mixture which incinerated 100,000 retreating Iraqis in a matter of seconds. Only one out of six of those people even had a weapon. . ."

John Taylor Gatto - The Neglected Genius of America: The Congregational Principle and Original Sin

". . .And she musn't be stupid about it! Good will wasn't enough. One had to manage not to be stupid, too."

Agatha Christie Mallowan - The Water Bus

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