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Words of Wisdom

  • When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
  • – Mark Twain
  • Whenever a particular freedom is put in question, freedom in general is put in question.
  • – Karl Marx
  • Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • – Aldous Huxley
  • I didn’t really say everything I said.
  • – Yogi Berra


The shadow which haunts the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will come to realize that they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless, then the whole edifice which they support is in danger of collapse.
Against All Odds

Apologists for censorship invariably profess noble motives. They tell us that of course they are in favour of freedom of speech ‘in principle’ – then they go on to explain that ‘the greater good’ requires denying freedom of speech to people whose views they dislike.
Free speech for me – you shut up

If Hitchcock had made a film about neoliberal economics, the Chicago School of Economics would be the Bates Motel, Milton Friedman would be the demented proprietor, and Friedrich Hayek would be the dead mother in the attic.
Neoliberal House of Horrors

The Left has engaged in the futile pursuit of ‘moving the NDP to the left’ since 1933, achieving pretty much the same result as a dog chasing its tail.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP

Radical Digressions Comprehensive Subject Index

The Subject Index is designed to help you explore Radical Digressions by topic. There are individual pages for each topic, as well as an index page listing the most popular topics, and a separate comprehensive subject index listing more than 4,000 topics.
- Ulli Diemer


  1. An alternative media list
    Getting the news - and getting behind the news
  2. Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme
  3. Bakunin vs. Marx
  4. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  5. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  7. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  8. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook
  10. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
  11. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
  12. Debating the NDP
  13. Interview with Ulli Diemer
  14. Introduction to the Red Menace
  15. Introduction to this issue (#3)
  16. Keep raising the issue of democracy
  17. Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
  18. Libertarian Socialism
    Connexipedia Article
  19. Rosa Luxemburg
    A letter about Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to Marxism
  21. My politics in brief
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 2, 2014
    Climate Change
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production
  24. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
    Race and Class
  25. A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
  26. Radical Digressions
  27. Radical Digressions 1
  28. Radical Digressions 2
  29. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter
  31. Socialism: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions
  33. What is Libertarian Socialism?

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