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Words of Wisdom

  • When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
  • – Mark Twain
  • Whenever a particular freedom is put in question, freedom in general is put in question.
  • – Karl Marx
  • Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • – Aldous Huxley
  • I didn’t really say everything I said.
  • – Yogi Berra


The shadow which haunts the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will come to realize that they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless, then the whole edifice which they support is in danger of collapse.
Against All Odds

Apologists for censorship invariably profess noble motives. They tell us that of course they are in favour of freedom of speech ‘in principle’ – then they go on to explain that ‘the greater good’ requires denying freedom of speech to people whose views they dislike.
Free speech for me – you shut up

If Hitchcock had made a film about neoliberal economics, the Chicago School of Economics would be the Bates Motel, Milton Friedman would be the demented proprietor, and Friedrich Hayek would be the dead mother in the attic.
Neoliberal House of Horrors

The Left has engaged in the futile pursuit of ‘moving the NDP to the left’ since 1933, achieving pretty much the same result as a dog chasing its tail.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP

Radical Digressions Comprehensive Subject Index

The Subject Index is designed to help you explore Radical Digressions by topic. There are individual pages for each topic, as well as an index page listing the most popular topics, and a separate comprehensive subject index listing more than 4,000 topics.
- Ulli Diemer

Media Bias

  1. An alternative media list
    Getting the news - and getting behind the news
  2. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 1 - Spring 1983 - Women and Men
  3. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 1984 - Energy - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change
  4. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social
  5. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  6. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  7. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  8. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
  10. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article
  11. "Fake News"
    Introduction to the December 20, 2016 issue of Other Voices
  12. 'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
  13. Free speech for me - you shut up
  14. Kyrgyzstan's dubious success
  15. More than one way to cover an election
  16. Neocon con game: First deprive public institutions of their ability to act, then blame them for not acting
    Margaret Wente's Chutzpah
  17. One-sided discussion of free trade avoids key issues
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
  19. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 26, 2015
  20. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
  21. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
    Fake News
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 30, 2017
    Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017
    Resisting Injustice
  24. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018
    Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives
  25. Pro-Israel stance reeks of double standards and historical amnesia
  26. Radical Digressions
  27. Radical Digressions 2
  28. Radical Digressions 3
  29. Radical Digressions 4
  30. Radical Digressions 5
  31. Review of the Press - November 21, 1975
  32. Review of the Press: Portugal 1974
  33. Smoke seen coming out of chimney!!
  34. The Star's biased reporting
  35. Why does the CBC invariably turn to American experts to explain any issue?

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