Tag Archives: Catch-22

Major Major’s father

  The latest Sagebrush rebels remind me of Major Major’s father, a fictional character in Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch–22. “Major Major’s father was a sober God-fearing man whose idea of a good joke was to lie about his age. He … Continue reading

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A Milo Minderbinder Moment

Neoconservatives have a lock on American foreign policy with an intellectual conformity among analysts, commentators and government policy makers that is breathtaking. This has happened, I believe, because neoconservatism represents the strong state necessary for neoliberal economic policies to be implemented … Continue reading

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Spilling Your Guts

One of my favorite novels is Catch 22. In the novel Yossarian, the protagonist, tends to a wounded comrade named Snowden after flak hits their plane during a bombing raid. At first Yossarian thinks he has found Snowden’s wound and … Continue reading

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