Monthly Archives: April 2014

No More Meetings at the Bipartisan

No more scenes as we see here; the management won’t allow it. Last Thursday, as I arrived at the Bipartisan and turned to post the Green Party banner, I was accosted by a barista and advised that my presence was … Continue reading

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Robert Michels on the Portland Divide

C’est dommage qu’aucun, ou presque, ne lit pas l’oeuvre de Robert Michels. Few people nowadays read the work of Robert Michels, unfortunately. “In this study”[Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchal Tendencies of Modern Democracy], says Wikipedia he demonstrated … Continue reading

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A Pre-Revolutionary Situation

As is my custom, I went across the street to Starbucks yesterday and bought the Saturday Pravda-on-the-Hudson, which is what I call the New York Times. It had an item in it that encapsulated for me the element that was … Continue reading

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