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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. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  2. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  3. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
  4. Israel and the Arabs: the good guys don't always wear white hats
    Review of Israel: A Colonial-Settler State, by Maxime Rodinson
  5. Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
  6. Israel - Palestine: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions
  7. Israel's attack on the UN post in Lebanon
  8. Massacres and Morality
  9. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 4, 2023
    Gaza: Dehumanization and humanity
  10. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2014
    Killings by Police
  11. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
    Resisting Neoliberalism
  12. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production
  13. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
    Race and Class
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017
    Resisting Injustice
  15. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 10, 2018
    Massacres and Morality
  16. Pro-Israel stance reeks of double standards and historical amnesia
  17. Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
  18. Radical Digressions 3
  19. Radical Digressions 4
  20. Radical Digressions 5
  21. Radical Digressions 6
  22. The shining beacon of democracy
  23. The single-state solution
  24. Small countries, big crimes
  25. Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
  26. Why aren't we expelling Israel's diplomats?
    Letter to the Editor

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