Dreyer’s English

When my wife caught me listening to this book on English grammar and style, cackling with delight here and there, she sighed and said, “You’re such a nerd.” A difficult point to contradict. If you’re hip to the tongue-in-cheek irony of the subtitle, “An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style,” there is every chance […]

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Rules For Radicals

Paul Carson called Saul Alinsky, Satan, which naturally compelled me to read Rules For Radicals (1970), a nuts and bolts handbook for revolution, defined as the transferring of power from the powerful to the powerless. In other words, the dialectical opposite of Machiavelli’s The Prince, which describes how those with power can best hold on […]

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