Comments: The Culprit Identified at Last

It's worse than that: mere hours after my birth, I turned in the Camden 28.

Posted by Aaron Datesman at August 23, 2011 07:02 PM

My god, you're a monster.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at August 23, 2011 08:44 PM

Wit, comraderie, and the Powell Memo, and yet the whole post is hardly bigger than a peanut. Impressive!

Posted by N E at August 23, 2011 09:39 PM

Appearances are deceptive......

Posted by Rupa Shah at August 24, 2011 03:21 AM

lol- the memo has many historical ironies, so much that it may be read as pure satire and be as entertaining as it is historically informative when read seriously- my favorites: his awe of Nader makes a real fan blush; his shout out to Marcuse, who is a most important underrated intellectual of this time; he co-ops the left's concept of 'the system' and both denies its existence and defends its existence in the same essay- his admonition to ceos to increase lobbying efforts as a prerequisite for systemic protection is Orwellian in lieu of the financial industry's collapse- we now have adopted the term 'systemic risk' to imply that these ceos are not protectorates but rather catalysts of bringing the system down; his vacillation between free speech rhetoric and implying top down policies to regulate rhetoric on 'the campus' and media is informative for the historical notion of the supreme courts deference to corporate lobbying as 'speech'

Posted by frankenduf at August 24, 2011 02:02 PM

The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions.

Posted by Middle Seaman at August 25, 2011 08:02 AM