Vermonter Bill McKibben Wins “2VR – Vermont Secessionist of the Year 2018” Award! (VI Press Release)

Sunday, April 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Bill McKibben Awarded “2VR – Vermont Secessionist of the Year!” Vermont Environmentalist, Activist, and Author Wins “2VR – Vermont Secessionist of the Year 2018” Award from Vermont Independent. Environmentalist, 350.org founder, and author… Continue Reading

Why Liberalism Failed (BOOK REVIEW)

“Liberal theorists failed to recognize that traditional culture, embedded in heritage, custom, place, community, and shared values, provided essential psychological nutrients, without which human beings cannot thrive and may well turn monstrous…the key, for Deneen, is to rebuild small scale… Continue Reading

From The Vermont Frontier – “In The Shadows Of The American Century” (US EMPIRE WATCH)

Every once in a while a book comes along that elegantly crystalizes long-term historical trends missed in the madcap 24-7 propaganda juggernaut that passes for serious “news” and public discourse in the US Empire these days. University of Wisconsin-Madison historian… Continue Reading

Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America And The World (BOOK REVIEW)

“Fit to govern? No, not fit to live.” From The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act IV scene iii In my optimistic imagination, Dick Cheney shall live and die in infamy as a traitor, coward, war criminal and profiteer, liar, and enemy… Continue Reading

Savage Grace: Living Resiliently In The Dark Night Of The Globe (BOOK REVIEW)

Savage Grace sits on my nightstand warding off the 2 am fears about climate change, politics, the economy, religion, species extinction and mass shootings. On the cover of Savage Grace is Kali, the Hindu goddess of life and death, of… Continue Reading

CABIN TALK on a Vermont Public Bank, Election Integrity, and DR Griffin’s New Book (Claudia and Jim)

REAL Radio Free Vermont! (This ain’t no ‘fable,’ Mr. McKibben.) When the history of the Vermont independence effort is written, the citizen wisdom and courage of Jim Hogue and Claudia Stauber will be front and center in the story. In… Continue Reading

The Full Vermonty: Vermont In The Age Of Trump (BOOK REVIEW)

Jeezum Crow! Way to take a GREAT title – “The Full Vermonty” – and squander it. Look, we’re all for more gadfly’esque humor in these interesting times, and longtime Vermont author Bill Mares and cartoonist Jeff Danziger have excelled at bringing… Continue Reading

A “Fable” Of Vermont Resistance: Or Is It? (BOOK REVIEW)

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading