OSU sign
27 October 2023

Part Two

Private or Anti-Public Service is also responsible for public utilities of all varieties. This puts them in active relationships with private for-profit electricity, gas, and recycling companies.

In the...

Map of OSU
22 October 2023

Part One

The “city” of Columbus searches in vain for an identity and a history. Its basic identity is its lack of an established, broadly accepted identity, by any accepted definition, however contradictory...

Fraternity house
10 October 2023

Part One

The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio is among the largest public universities in the United States. A minority of its undergraduates belong to fraternities and sororities whose number and...

Images from Columbus postcard
04 October 2023

Standing out among Columbus’ multiple crises of identity is its refusal to make serious, accurate comparisons with any other cities anywhere: not in Ohio, the US Midwest, the US, North America, the world. This is a certain...

29 September 2023

Many thought leaders now recognize that incremental reforms, although useful, are not sufficient to propel the radical changes needed to transition to a future that avoids catastrophic climate chaos. As noted earlier, the poly crises we...

Dictionary page showing word unprecedented
21 September 2023

The present moment—2022-2023 or more broadly the last 4 to 6 years—marks an unprecedented period in American history. But not for the usually repeated reasons. None of the major factors is fundamentally novel. The...


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