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Nov 19, 2012 john1 commented on Today in the Surveillance State: G.K. Chesterton.
Would you consider PJ O'Rourke or maybe Christopher Buckley to be heirs to Chesterton--except that he was so Catholic.
Jan 16, 2010 john1 joined My Stranger Face
Jan 16, 2010 john1 commented on Another Black Eye for the Seattle Public Library's Administration.
I believe that the changes at Seattle Public Library exemplify the situation Naomi Klein writes about in Shock Doctrine--enormous public service changes are occurring in the library and justified by budget pressure. An element added to staff frustration is the existence of a 'partnership agreement' which in theory permits involvement by members of the library union in discussions of change in the institution. It seems to many of us that this agreement is being ignored by the library administrators, or observed by the installation of a token 'union member' on committees overseeing the changes.
Very strange.
 

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