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William E. Elston

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  • Clinton and Sanders on Mideast War and Kissinger's Legacy (PBS Debate)
  • The Impotence of the Big Dick strain of American Nationalism
    • I have to confess, I'm put off by your central metaphor. The conflating of male sexuality and aggressive use of force is a tired old trope, although I'm well aware that there are a few progressives that trot it out now and again (Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes.) The implication seems to be that men use powerful weapons to compensate for small dicks. Do we use blacks, Jews or queers in similar metaphorical contexts? The size of a man's member is a characteristic of genetics and birth, and is not a matter where one should feel that compensation is necessary. Yet you reinforce old stereotypes and misconceptions by weaving the theme into your otherwise laudable narrative about military force. I think if you taxed your imagination you could come up with something better.

  • Facebook Shanghaiing
    • I have had high hopes for the Google+ roll out, and although many of my friends have signed up for it, I don't think that their use has achieved the same degree of critical mass that will make it an essential networking tool. Still, I like the increased, granular control that one has over the distribution of one's messages on Google's service.

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