Daily Archives: June 13, 2010

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”

Saul Alinsky, photo via Wikipedia

Saul Alinsky died in 1972, just a few months after Playboy magazine published a twelve part series of interviews with the man who had been one of America’s most successful political activists. From the end of those Playboy interviews:

“PLAYBOY: Having accepted your own mortality, do you believe in any kind of afterlife?

ALINSKY: Sometimes it seems to me that the question people should ask is not “Is there life after death?” but “Is there life after birth?” I don’t know whether there’s anything after this or not. I haven’t seen the evidence one way or the other and I don’t think anybody else has either. But I do know that man’s obsession with the question comes out of his stubborn refusal to face up to his own mortality. Let’s say that if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell. Continue reading


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Food writer Kelly Jones shares her unique perspective on the Tale of Two Calves culinary experience at Cava

Food writer Kelly Jones was on hand for the “Tale of Two Calves” taste test earlier this month at the CAVA restaurant in Toronto. The plan for the evening was to compare the flavour of meat from two calves, both raised by raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt. The following is an excerpt from Kelly’s story on the Good Food Revolution blog:

Chris McDonald, Doug Penfold and Michael Schmidt at Cava. Photo: Kelly Jones

Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt has been pushing for government collaboration on a scientific study that explores the effects and health benefits of raw milk versus pasteurized. [See Kelly Jones’ profile of Schmidt from GFR0210 here – Ed.] Continue reading

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