links for 2010-10-01

  • "Even in the rare case when a “radical” politician has a realistic chance of winning an election, all the tedious campaign efforts of thousands of people may go down the drain in one day because of some trivial scandal discovered in his (or her) personal life, or because he inadvertently says something intelligent."

    "By all means vote if you feel like it. But don’t stop there. Real social change requires participation, not representation."

    "My intention in circulating these observations is not to discourage you from voting or campaigning, but to encourage you to go further."