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Dorothy Thompson

“The thing which we are all up against is propaganda. Sometimes I think this age is going to be called the age of propaganda, an unprecedented rise of propaganda, propaganda as a weapon, propaganda as a technique, propaganda as a fine art, and propaganda as a form of government.”

Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States, 1 edition (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018), 491.

End of year totals

I was happy to finish with December as the second best month — 149.5 miles. I went for 367 walks this year and walked for a total of 376 hours and 50 minutes. My goal for next year is 30 miles per week for a total of 1,560 miles.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAug SepOctNovDec
47.348.3101.3117.285.192.363119.8169.1147.2131.2149.5

Cleaning up

This is a page I tore out of a notebook, put in a pile of papers, and then forgot about. I wrote this down at some point in 1996-1997 while student teaching. I am doubtful I was reading Foucault directly; I’m betting this quote was in another book (Ira Shor? bell hooks? Peter McLauren? ) How long before I started doodling?

I don’t believe that the question of ‘who exercises power’ can be resolved unless that other question ‘how does it happen’ is resolved at the same time.