I don’t post a lot of political material here, but this I couldn’t let pass without a recommendation. It’s by Phil Rockstroh, whom I don’t know, but whose passion and perspective I recognize and admire. I discovered this on John Bloomberg-Rissman’s blog Zeitgeist Spam. John is one of the editors of Leafe Press, which published Ed Baker’s extraordinary Stone Girl E-Pic, which I aim to “review” soon. (Review is in quotes because Ed’s is not the sort of thing one reviews; it’s something like trying to comment on a wing-suit flight.) It’s some kind of strange and wonderful karass I’ve found myself in….
The title of this post, by the way, comes from a wonderful sentence by Thomas Paine as quoted by Rockstroh: “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right” (from Paine’s introduction to the third edition of Common Sense.