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new start miscellany

'Adrift' (c) Andrew Wyeth (1982)

Talk is cheap; that's what's good about it.


A friend recently told me he'snever going to work in the private sector. Interesting thing to say - he's not so political, and was never before so programmatic. Apparently it's the temp-contract, high-pressure ugly bullshit of it that motivates his boycott more than the world-historical extractive-destructive part. There is a strong argument against such chastity, but I didn't press it too strongly, this time.


What does 'radical' mean? Half the people I read use it as a synonym of 'good'; others use it for 'exaggerated', 'unjustified'. OK: what do the claims that "Insanity is a sane response to an insane world"* and "the end goal of feminist revolution must be... not just the elimination of male privilege but of …