Heading For Change

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

As promised here is my review of  "Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy: WikiLeaks" by David Leigh and Luke Harding, published by Guardian Books in 2011. Read on ...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Public Service Announcement

This is the second to last post in the “Introductory Comments” section, after which we will move on to bigger and better things. I will be using this post to tie up a few loose ends from previous posts in this series, as well as correct a potential misconception. Finally I hope to leave you with a little food for thought in the form of an extensive quote on the current location and state of Mr. Bradley Manning. This will be a rather long blog, mainly due to the quote, but I promise it will be fun and edu-taining !

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Welcome to BETA 1.1

...and hope it wasn't too much of a pain finding your way here. There have been a few changes including a change of server host. You can check the "Current Version" tab above for details.

If you were previously subscribed on the old site, remember to resubscribe again on this one :)

Our Kind of Traitor

I  have set up two new categories that I will be adding to now and then in relation to my blog posts : "Recommended Reading" and "Required Reading" book lists. I am using "Required" to indicate that these are books that are source material for what I am writing about. The "Recommended " category are for books that have not been used as source material but are of some tangential interest.

The first entry in the Recommended section is "Our Kind of Traitor" by John le CarrĂ©

The Age of Maximum Transparency

I ended my previous blog entry, Democracy 101, on a rather American and 18th century -centric conclusion. So this is a continuation; bringing things up to date and generalizing the concepts of democracy previously and briefly expounded upon.

Democracy 101

It is germane to a blog site intent on providing a practical blueprint for radical reform of our democratic systems to first attempt to answer the question as to what actually makes a democracy.

What this blog is NOT and might be

It is not right wing, or left wing, or even center.
It is not a conspiracy theory.
It is not theory.
It is not a long list of complaints.
It is not a display for my "superior" political analysis.
It is not some long winded diatribe against all the political and social evils we all hear enough about as it is.
It is not the ravings of some prick who just ''must'' convince you of his political point of view.