Look: I am eager to learn stuff I don't know--which requires actively courting and posting smart disagreement.

But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

History Summarized in a Single Run-on Sentence

All of human history and experience can be described as the actions of a small, privileged elite, motivated by boundless avarice and lust for power, to use tradition, religion, political and economic theory, divide and concur strategies like nationalism, tribalism, and racism*, as well as force and violence at the slightest provocation, to suppress, repress, exploit, manipulate, and even enslave the vast majority of the human race, for their own personal gain and aggrandizement.

* Addendum

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