An old buddy has started a beautifully written blog called The Frankfurter School.
The Frankfurt School was a nickname given to the scholars and thinkers from The Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt in the 1930s. These pioneers of critical theory and critics of capitalism were opposed to the extreme orthodoxy of many adherents to Marx, and fiercely critical of both Nazism and Soviet Communism.
The frankfurter is a processed meat product that has come to be associated with Americana, and it is often served at July 4th barbecues and at baseball games. It is made from scraps of meat products that cannot be sold on their own. Most people in fact, do not want to know what is in them.
This blog is meant to be a tool in the search for information about what is really going on in our country and the world, and how we got here. Like discovering what is really inside a hot dog, you may repulsed by what you find. But like the critical theorists who gave birth to the New Left, The Frankfurter School believes in intelligent and public criticism as the best way to help our society move towards a fair-market, regulated economy with a strong social safety net.
Also newly spiffy is the always funny and subversive Tickles TV, which now adds weekly new content. It's about time, because I've already watched this one ten million times.