Thanksgiving Is Ruined

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May 24, 2004
in honor of extra track on vinyl verz of new Mission of Burma record

on fascism


[update 5/26: In this absolutely smashing interview, TF reveals that he wrote What's the Matter with Kansas? : How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (from which the above-linked essay is taken) in part to answer the question that burned inside of him: "How did Wichita produce The Embarrassment?"]

Harvard's Civil Rights Project
"A Multiracial Society with Segregated Schools: Are We Losing the Dream?"

Mary Hays
Behold in this awful scene, which heaven permits thee to witness, the fatal effects of heedlessness, guilt, and criminal despair!

It was Hamlet without the prince.

went to this so had to find this (.pdf), this, this, this, this and THIS

Orwell, 1941
What had happened was that the whole moneyed class, unwilling to face a change in their way of life, had shut their eyes to the nature of Fascism and modern war. And false optimism was fed to the general public by the gutter press, which lives on its advertisements and is therefore interested in keeping trade conditions normal.

Wilfred Owen
should have seen it coming a mile a way that i'd be reading this guy this spring. Latin bit translates as "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country."