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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

In the mid 20th century America’s immersion in fantasy accelerated with the arrival of Disneyland and TV which enhanced the unreal and make-believe. Gandhi’s message was that to see/find truth we must be prepared to hear the other side, but he rejected all claims of objective truths.

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

That’s a message that the self-afflicted individual cannot possibly accept. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

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