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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Sunday, September 15, 2002

The Elites are Revolting!

A look at how some very high mucky-mucks are bucking their own party line on two of the raging American political debates. By Robert Kuttner:

Isn't this lovely? [former Bush 41 Secretary of State James] Baker and [former Bush 41 national security advisor Brent] Scowcroft as brakes on war hysteria; [Alan] Greenspan and [former Fed chairman Paul] Volcker as scourges of corporate corruption. But something is very wrong with this picture. It is entirely an elite debate and a narrow one. What's missing are real dissent and real reform. Anybody who expects dissent and reform to emerge from the very citadels of the system misunderstands the nature of power.

Nonetheless, with the way recent events have unfolded in the 'States, any dissent, even from the elite, is welcome, I'd say.
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