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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

BE PREPARED

It is quite clear that Trump will use the immense power of the presidency to attempt to squelch and to punish all criticism.  His response to the event at the performance of Hamilton is evidence of that. I think we can also expect little or no support from the media, who will be cowed and deluded into thinking that if they hedge their criticisms they will continue to be given access.  People like me will in all probability not be the targets of this repression, because we are simply not important enough to be noticed {I do not even know how to get on Twitter, let alone what it takes to go viral.]  But we small fry must nevertheless make as much noise as we can in opposition to Trump's efforts at repression, so that at the very least we show solidarity with those who are targeted, and add our voices to what I hope will be an outcry.  

This is one of the reasons why I have made preparations to take part in the protest in DC the day after the inauguration.  If we muster enough participants to warrant news coverage, I am quite sure Trump will respond.  It would not surprise me were he to try to block the protest altogether.  This effort of resistance will demand the energy and involvement of millions, and anyone reading this blog is, I am sure, aware of what is called the Free Rider Problem.  Well, we are going to have to ignore such analyses and participate in efforts to which any individual's contribution, by itself, is negligible.

Buckle up and put a bag of M&Ms in your pocket.  It is going to be a long ride.

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