Some interesting weekend reading for you, mostly about politics:
The UK’s Neil Crofts has written a book about making a living happily as an entrepreneur instead of as a wage slave, but he takes a completely different tack from the one I take in Natural Enterprise. The key, he says in Authentic, is to get back in touch with yourself, your true feelings, and discover your true calling. Take a look at his compelling introduction What is Authentic Business and tell me what you think.
The NYT calls for the firing of religious bigot and deputy secretary of defense William Boykin. The infamous “Preacher-General” does offend the Islamic community with his sermons equating their god with satan and calling for new crusades.
Philip Agre’s article What is Conservatism and What is Wrong with it? makes some interesting points. What I like best about it are the arguments that conservatism destroys conscience, and that we need new, accessible, articulate, young liberal pundits to at least make the term ‘liberal’ respectable again.
And finally, just for fun, if you haven’t already seen it, take a look at Gregg & Evan Spiridellis’ hilarious This Land animation at their site Jib Jab.
(Thanks to Mike McInerney and Jon Husband and whoever told me about Authenticity — I know, my filing system sucks — for the links. The photo is not mine — it’s from a .pps file called ‘FantasticPhotography’ that’s been circulating by e-mail but doesn’t ID the photographer. Anyone know where they originated?)