|From The Straddler Archives|
Advancing Oligarchy: a conversation with James Kwak
"The key attribute of any successful ideology is that people don’t recognize it is an ideology."
Yojimbo and Administration
"Perhaps a different sort of administration, along the lines envisioned by Yojimbo, is better suited to the necessities of our age than is the old-fashioned practice of simply maintaining or optimizing the already existing."
a conversation with Yoav Gal
"It’s a little grandiose to pick Moses. The leader. But there are aspects that I think are universal. The women, for example. All of those women characters had a role in protecting him, and building him up. It didn’t seem accidental. "
Rane Arroyo's Fake Owl
"Hoot! Hoot! But no one
is afraid or fleeing. Why haven’t I written more love letters?"