It is with great pleasure that I can report that Arthur Silber has returned to posting on his indespensible blog, "Once Upon A Time..." and is in excellent form. Arthur’s work has had a powerful influence upon my still-developing world view and perhaps only that of Noam Chomsky surpasses it. I am deeply in his debt. Unfortunately, Arthur is not in good health and is of precarious financial status so there is the real possibility that he may not write for much longer. But enough of that, for in the here and now Arthur has left a treasure trove of powerful writing on political and cultural issues pertaining not only to the United States in the age of Empire, but of the West in general that will no doubt stand the test of time.
Let’s reflect on the issues he raises in this recent post regarding the state of denial among progressives who cling relentlessly to the fallacy that somehow, some way the Democrats Will Save Us. He calls this essay appropriately enough, “Blinded by the Story: Liberals and Progressives as Political Creationists”.
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