“Law of Conservation of Dictatorial Energy?” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Perhaps Castro had to finally die–good riddance–due to the ramping up of Trump’s administration? This and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

Conservation of energy

Remember Elian Gonzalez? He’s Back to Praise Fidel Castro

The Association for Objective Law’s Friend of the Court Brief Submitted in Elian Gonzalez’s Case

5 Terrible Responses to Fidel Castro’s Death From World Leaders

Cruz: The Truth about Fidel and Raul

Ghate: One Small Step For Dictatorship

Premature Evaluation?

Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally

Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview: Full Trumpscript HT Quent Cordair

U.S. Boosts Refiners’ 2017 Biofuel Quotas to Record Levels HT Stephanie Gutmann

Trump Cabinet Picks So Far: Good, Bad and Ugly

‘After the beating’: Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for hiding domestic violence

“Fog Bow” by Melvin Nicholson HT Lee Wardlaw

Fun With Mozart

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2 responses to ““Law of Conservation of Dictatorial Energy?” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

  1. Craig

    Tom Woods interviews Nikos Sotirakopoulos. Altho he probably is not an objecivist, he seems a sharp, knowledgeable young academic who is both familiar with and strongly influenced by objecivist ideas. Objectivism really is seeping into the culture.

    Ep. 792 Old Left, New Left, Frankfurt School, and Today
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    http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/tomwoodsshow/woods_2016_11_28.mp3

    The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy
    by Nikos Sotirakopoulos

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDM1B4R/

    “This book explores changes in the values and ideas of a large part of the political Left in recent decades. The author identifies that a questioning of the merits of economic growth; an ideal of environmental sustainability overriding the old radical visions of material abundance; a critique of instrumental reason; a suspiciousness towards universalist claims; and an attachment to subjective and pluralistic identities, have been dominant in the narratives of the Leftist milieu and of social movements.

    Yet the author suggests that such changes, known as ‘lifestyle activism’, could be understood in a different way, one characterized by suspiciousness towards the belief that human action guided by reason can lead society towards a future that will be better and more affluent. Using a range of case studies from the 1960’s to the present day anti-austerity movement, Sotirakopoulos argues that the New Left and its ideological heirs could be understood not so much as a continuation, but as an inversion from the Old Left and, most importantly, from humanistic visions of modernity.”

  2. Craig

    Tom Woods interviews Nikos Sotirakopoulos. Altho he probably is not an objectivist, he seems a sharp, knowledgeable young academic who is both familiar with and strongly influenced by objectivist ideas. Ojectivism really is seeping into the culture.

    Ep. 792 Old Left, New Left, Frankfurt School, and Today
    ——————————————————-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIAPznlB5QQ

    The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy
    by Nikos Sotirakopoulos

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDM1B4R/

    “This book explores changes in the values and ideas of a large part of the political Left in recent decades. The author identifies that a questioning of the merits of economic growth; an ideal of environmental sustainability overriding the old radical visions of material abundance; a critique of instrumental reason; a suspiciousness towards universalist claims; and an attachment to subjective and pluralistic identities, have been dominant in the narratives of the Leftist milieu and of social movements.

    Yet the author suggests that such changes, known as ‘lifestyle activism’, could be understood in a different way, one characterized by suspiciousness towards the belief that human action guided by reason can lead society towards a future that will be better and more affluent. Using a range of case studies from the 1960’s to the present day anti-austerity movement, Sotirakopoulos argues that the New Left and its ideological heirs could be understood not so much as a continuation, but as an inversion from the Old Left and, most importantly, from humanistic visions of modernity.”

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