On my way to workshop last night, I stopped in at a second-hand bookstore. Picked up two books that seem apropos to the times:
- The Corporation: the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan. Yes, this is the one that documentary was based on.
- The Age of Fallibility by George Soros. Why that one? When I saw the author's name, I remembered the several times I saw it invoked by various neo-Nazis, wannabe-fascists and other likeminded malcontents as a supposed villain. Usually, it would be on a Facebook forum organized by a truly legitimate news service. CBC, The Guardian, NPR, Dan Rather's News and Guts, or the like. As if by slander-chanting their ritual villifications often enough, they can override the truth with their worldview. And it's true that their like succeeded in several countries over the decades, but never permanently. Put in comic-book terms, there's a Batman: Year One quote that comes to mind: "All the right people seem to hate him."
Speaking of comics, you might want to look at these series: The Unstoppable Wasp, Spider-Woman, The Mighty Thor, and Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat. I'm having fun with all of them. More on other titles later.
Also, re-reading Sara Paretsky's Writing in an Age of Silence. It seems pertinent once more to me. Plus, I've enjoyed her mystery novels over the last decade or so.