Monthly Archives: January 2013

I Blame Post Modernism for George W Bush and Much Else

I blame post modernism for opening this particular can of solipsist worms, and then we had a post modernist President in George W Bush, and we really were screwed…him and his ‘Iraq War is just a narrative’ crap…Rumsfeld and his … Continue reading

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Elite Schools and Our Broken Societal System

/>..I asked a friend of mine, whose daughter is chosing which elite school to go to, a question: ‘We send some of our brightest and best students to apparently some of the best elite schools in the world, and when … Continue reading

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The Current GOP Making Barry Goldwater Seem Moderate

My favorite Barry Goldwater quote. What situation have we come to that Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan look like raving moderates these days? At least they cared for their country, unlike the insurrectionist, nihilist fanatics we are currently facing….with their … Continue reading

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The Last Time this Happened: Corporations Funding Right Wing Extremists

The last time major industrialists and corporations heavily funded right wing extremists, in 1930s Germany, it ended with said corporations looking at the rubble of their factories, the death of their sons in the army, their families in the bombing … Continue reading

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Negotiating with Sociopaths and Corporations Too: Top Ten Conflict Tips

Our correspondent @Louploup responding to our piece yesterday ‘Negotiating with Narcissists’, asked for our take on negotiating with sociopaths, some of whom, while clearly not people in other respects, are corporations. So here goes. Anti-social Personality Disorder aka Sociopathy A … Continue reading

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Negotiating with Narcissists

I was teaching conflict last week and someone in the audience asked me how she should deal with her extremely narcissistical boss. I told her that where possible one should avoid conflict with extreme narcissists and sociopaths. Some conflicts are … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Poor: Homelessness and the Beatitudes

For some reason this photograph of a homeless man and his dog on the streets of London, makes me think of the Beatitudes as expressed in Luke Chapter 6 which I don’t hear quoted much these days, especially by those … Continue reading

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