Archive for September, 2010

What’s The Matter With All Of Us?

The Stockholm syndrome (when the prisoner identifies with his or her jailer) was framed accurately following the 2004 national elections by Thomas Frank in his seminal book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas.” Frank’s vision was one of fading and suffering blue collar workers and towns still opting for a positive economic future, buying into symbols when hope was all that was left because the American Dream was still alive in a country still reacting to the psychological horrors and violence of 9/11. We’re way beyond this in 2010.  Now, it’s no longer “what’s the matter with Kansas” as a question but rather “what’s the matter with all of us” as a plain statement of fact. (more…)

Scarborough on Renewable Energy in El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

Scarborough in La Tribuna (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

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