We are living through Burning Times, and there’s a comfortable section of society that refuses to acknowledge this. Their politics are a reflection of the “ideological discipline” their middle-class jobs expect from them. We need to do much better. Last week I spent a few hours with the book “Disciplined Minds”, by Jeff Schmidt. I listened to it, read by Lyn Gerry, on the radio show “Unwelcome Guests”, back in 2009. The book, published in the year 2000, examines how professionals come to think the way they do, and the ideology they perpetuate while carrying out their jobs. (see quote at the end of this post) When I first encountered…
A personal account on coming back to politics. Because things have got worse. And because I can't afford to fall asleep.