Community Organizing

Published January 24, 2020 in Warp & Woof Community Organizing New Challenges in Our Area William Sundwick Let’s start with some assumptions about 21st century American politics. Assumption #1: many, many people are poorly served by their local governments; assumption #2: virtually all communities have some people who are quite content, but most others muchContinue reading “Community Organizing”

Leftist or Liberal?

Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”

Warp & Woof, v.1.3

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.3 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.3”

City Cousins and Country Cousins

Published August 30, 2019 in Warp & Woof City Cousins and Country Cousins What Makes Them Different? William Sundwick The Neolithic Revolutionoccurred approximately 12.500 years ago. It was followed immediately by the urban/rural political divide. As soon as hunter-gatherers coalesced into agricultural settlements, and stopped being nomadic, they established villages, then cities. Yet, the foodContinue reading “City Cousins and Country Cousins”

The Center Cannot Hold

Published August 22, 2019 in Warp & Woof The Center Cannot Hold A Primer for 21st Century Political Labels William Sundwick Left and Right. It all started in 1789 with Louis XVI and his National Assembly. The body was reaction to the revolution that year, and the storming of the Bastille. The king knew heContinue reading “The Center Cannot Hold”

Debate in Detroit

Published August 7, 2019 in Warp & Woof Debate in Detroit Is Bloody Combat What We Wanted? William Sundwick This is getting to be a spectacle. The second Democratic Presidential Debate was held July 30 and 31 in Detroit. It was marked by much more visceral combat than the first debate in Miami a monthContinue reading “Debate in Detroit”

And the First Debate Is History

Published July 2, 2019 in Warp & Woof And the First Debate Is History What Did We Learn? William Sundwick On June 26 and June 27, the DNC sponsored its first Presidential Candidates’ Debate, in Miami. It was hosted by NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo. Who won? Who lost? Did we learn anything? Were there any memorable lines? TwentyContinue reading “And the First Debate Is History”