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Running, the State, and Liu Xiang
A few months ago, at the urging of a friend, I abandoned my bike-riding routine in favor of running. This was a fortuitous decision; I am now in much better shape and stand to make much more improvement still. Over the course of the past several months...
Naomi Klein's book on the Shock Doctrine
A few months ago a dear friend bought me Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine . I think he knew that parts of this book would resonate with me, and they do. What the U.S. government and the CIA have done to promote “freedom” is despicable...