Actually, not quite older, but my immersion in the "antient" as Burke would put it, is progressing apace. Today, I came across this set of writings from Italy by Margaret Fuller, one of country's great long lost people. What do we owe her and her fellows? Some smart person defended Burke for progressives in a comment on yesterday's post, and I tried to give the best anti-authoritarian argument I could. Check it out and add your own commment, if you like.
For what we owe ourselves now, go to john conyers' website and sign the petition about the "Downing Street Memo." And if you're in Brooklyn, may I suggest that you amble over to Prospect Park where there will be a free "ice-cream social" at 1pm along with other exciting events, such as free reading at the public library. Speaking of libraries, in another symptom of our backwards corporate city government, there is more bad news. I was in the poorly funded public library last week and they had the little tables set up for the patrons to write letters to the mayor and the city council. They also have a donation page, if you feel so inclined.