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Christopher Carr

Christopher Carr does stuff and writes about stuff.

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  1. Avatar tom van dyke says:

    Exc, Mr. Carr, and pls do keep the Dickensian flourishes. Walter Russell Mead, the great liberal thinker—he’s a Democrat who voted for President Obama—recently wrote along these same lines and I hope it inspires you to continue working along them: how it will be the openness of the great liberal mind that can and will save us from the current morass and lead us into a bright future:

    “No, what worries me most today is the state of the people who should be the natural leaders of the next American transformation: our intellectuals and professionals. Not all of them, I hasten to say: the United States is still rich in great scholars and daring thinkers. A few of them even blog.

    But the biggest roadblock today is that so many of America’s best-educated, best-placed people are too invested in old social models and old visions of history to do their real job and help society transition to the next level. Instead of opportunities they see threats; instead of hope they see danger; instead of the possibility of progress they see the unraveling of everything beautiful and true.

    Too many of the very people who should be leading the country into a process of renewal that would allow us to harness the full power of the technological revolution and make the average person incomparably better off and more in control of his or her own destiny than ever before are devoting their considerable talent and energy to fighting the future.”

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2010/12/08/the-crisis-of-the-american-intellectual/

    Down with that. And unless I miss my guess, I think WRM is talking about you. Neither hirsute nor bum fluff. Just keep it real, dude.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’m looking forward to reading these posts.Report

  3. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    It’s inspiring to see someone not giving in to this shocked dog mentality and using writing as a means of reinforcing that. It may seem like an effort of will, but for what it’s worth, a bunch of bloggers here are all rooting for you.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading your submissions.Report

  5. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    In my experience one can get support from friends and family for pretty much any endeavor one wants simply by putting the words, “and then after that go to medical school” after the initial description. That aside, I can only offer my sincere, highly experience-informed empathy for your having to re-enter the American labor market unexpectedly during this period. I too look forward to your reading your reactions to and reflections on the experience, and commend you for your willingness to make them public.Report

  6. Avatar RTod says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your recent troubles, and am feeling a tad guilty about how much I’m now looking forward to reading the series.Report

  7. Avatar James K says:

    Welcome to the League Chris, I look forward to reading about your exploits. As a policy economist dysfunctional systems hold a certain fascination for me.Report

  8. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Welcome, Chris. Glad to see you writing here.Report