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?”

I Prefer Not To

Published October 18, 2019 in Warp & Woof “I Prefer Not To” Bartleby and Late Stage Capitalism William Sundwick Herman Melville published his short story “Bartleby the Scrivener — a Tale of Wall Street” in 1853. It has been a staple of high school AP English classes and undergrad American Lit survey courses for atContinue reading “I Prefer Not To”

Who Killed the Anger?

Published November 22, 2018 in Warp & Woof Who Killed the Anger? Creative Tension in Rock Music William Sundwick First there was “blues.” It was raw. Sung and played by illiterate, marginalized sharecroppers in the Deep South. Somebody in New York decided that, if it could be made more pleasant, less painful to hear, especiallyContinue reading “Who Killed the Anger?”

Exit Strategy

Published October 11, 2018 in Warp & Woof Exit Strategy Was Getting Out Inevitable? Flint Series, Chapter 5 William Sundwick Sometimes I think that friendships are simply a matter of convenience. While many people seem to make life-long friendships with kids they grew up with, my experience has been different. I lost contact with myContinue reading “Exit Strategy”