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The Righteous Road to Ruin by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 28, 2012

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“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion”

A book by Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory of evolution, this time in the form of evolutionary psychology, which purports to unravel the mystery of moral behavior. Such theories, whether in the form of dialectical materialism, Social Darwinism, biblical inherency or its more bizarre subsets of phrenology or eugenics, never hold up against the vast complexity of history, the inner workings of economic and political systems, and the intricacies of the human psyche. But simplicity has a strong appeal for those who seek order in the chaos of existence.

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Five Years for Dandelion Salad … So Time for a New Focus by Lo

Build a Peace Economy!

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by Lo
Dandelion Salad
June 27, 2012

Well, it’s been 5 years now on Dandelion Salad and most of my regular readers are well informed of the death and destruction running amok in the world, so I’m going to change the focus of the blog.

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The Julian Assange Show: Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali (E10)

Noam Chomsky

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Jun 26, 2012 by

A surprise Arab drive for freedom, the West’s structural crisis and new hope coming from Latin America. That’s the modern world in the eyes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali, two prominent thinkers and this week’s guests on Julian Assange’s show on RT.

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Gareth Porter: Economic War Against Iran Continues; Still No Evidence of a Weapons Program

with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 26, 2012

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Gareth Porter: US continues to insist Iran gives up all nuclear enrichment and offers no concessions on sanctions

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Michael Parenti: Lesser of Two Evils?

with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
June 25, 2012

#Occupywallstreet: October 6, 2011 [Day 20]

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by AkashaTempleRadio
Progress Toward Democracy
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Brian Stetten and Ruthann Amarteifio, looking for Democracy!

Michael Parenti, http://www.michaelparenti.org, author of 23 books, is our guest.  He’ll be talking against the Empire, along with other current topics.

watch via Blog Talk Radio

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Are Wars Inevitable? by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 20, 2012

Stop the Wars!

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“We’ve always had wars. Humans are a warring species. Without an army to defend us, someone will always try to conquer us.”

These assumptions have become axioms of our culture. They generate despair but also a certain comfort because they relieve us of the responsibility to change.

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Drone Zone: Rep. Ed Markey on the Proposed GOP Operational Control (HR 1505)

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 25, 2012

“House Republican leaders are pushing legislation to waive up to 36 key environmental, public land management, and other laws. Setting up military style border control surveillance, detention, patrol and searches — potentially including the use of unmanned flying drones — 100 miles from the northern and southern border of the United States.”

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