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"The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The Friend" (1828)

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books

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There are currently 2 books in this directory beginning with the letter T.
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Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown (2015)

Thomas Frank
Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People (2013) The People, No; a short history of anti-populism (2020)

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fiat justitia

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There are currently 2 activists in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tony Benn

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3-Apr-1925 to 14-Mar-2014) was a British politician, writer and diarist who served as a Labour Party Cabinet minister in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Labour Party was in opposition through the 1980s, he emerged as a prominent figure on the left wing of the party and unsuccessfully challenged Neil Kinnock for the Labour leadership in 1988. After leaving Parliament at the 2001 general election, Benn was President of the Stop the War Coalition until his death in 2014. Benn was widely seen as a key proponent of democratic socialism and Christian socialism. The terms Bennism and Bennite came into usage to describe the left-wing politics he espoused from the late 1970s and its adherents. He was a major influence on the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, who was elected Leader of the Labour Party a year after Benn's death.

Thomas Tamm (1952)

Attorney with the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review who served as a source for much of the warrantless wiretapping reporting of the mid-2000s. See Thomas Tamm Wikipedia entry.

identarians

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There is currently 1 identarian in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (1975-)

Writer and academic at NYU, Ta-Nehisi Coates - born 30th Sept 1975 - is a popular corporate civil rights crossover figure, influential in conferring academic legitimacy on social movements in service of black Americans and neoliberal elites, both in historical context and as they unfold in real-time..

"I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard."
He is the author of books: The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September 2019. Ta-Nehisi is a mainstream crossover culture poster-boy for upwardly mobile 21st-century intellectuals including authoring current incarnations of Black Panther and Captain America comic book series and introducing the Case For Reparations to the popular imagination.

“The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
"Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe."

philosophers

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There is currently 1 philosopher in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine (9-Feb-1737 to 8-Jun-1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783), the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and helped inspire the colonists in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of transnational human rights.

Thomas Paine Wikipedia

scientists

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contributors

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economists

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snake oil sellers

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literati

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There are currently 3 literati bios in this directory beginning with the letter T.
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T. E. Lawrence

Tennessee Williams

Terry Eagleton

quotes and epigrams

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There are currently 32 quotations in this directory beginning with the letter T.
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Tacitus
The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.

Tacitus
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.

T S Eliot
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

Ta-Nahesi Coates
I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.

Ta-Nahesi Coates
The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe.

Terry Eagleton (1)
By and large, academic institutions have shifted from being the accusers of corporate capitalism to being its accomplices. They are intellectual Tescos, churning out a commodity known as graduates rather than greengroceries.

Theodore Roosevelt (1)
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

Theodore Roosevelt (2)
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Thomas Clement Douglas
Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.

Thomas Frank
Mounting a campaign against plutocracy makes as much sense to the typical Washington liberal as would circulating a petition against gravity. What our modernized liberal leaders offer is not confrontation but a kind of therapy for those flattened by the free-market hurricane: they counsel us to accept the inevitability of the situation.

Thomas Jefferson (1)
A nation which expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, expects that which never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson (10)
The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson (11)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson (2)
Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.

Thomas Jefferson (3)
This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.

Thomas Jefferson (4)
Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.

Thomas Jefferson (5)
Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavour to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.

Thomas Jefferson (6)
It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise.

Thomas Jefferson (7)
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.

Thomas Jefferson (8)
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If the only way to get to Heaven was with a party, I would not go there at all.

Thomas Jefferson (9)
The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

Thomas Paine (1)
To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thomas Paine (2)
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thomas Sowell (1)
The media are less a window on reality, than a stage on which officials and journalists perform self-scripted, self-serving fictions.

Thomas Sowell (2)
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.

Thomas Wolfe (1)
It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.

Tim Cook (1)
Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponised against us [by corporations, political parties and oligarchs] with military efficiency… Taken to its extreme, this process creates an enduring digital profile that lets companies know you better than you may know yourself… Rogue actors and even governments have taken advantage of user trust to deepen divisions, incite violence, and even undermine our shared sense of what is true and what is false. This crisis is real. It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or ‘crazy.

Tim Cook (2)
Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponised against us [by corporations, political parties and oligarchs] with military efficiency... Taken to its extreme, this process creates an enduring digital profile that lets companies know you better than you may know yourself… Rogue actors and even governments have taken advantage of user trust to deepen divisions, incite violence, and even undermine our shared sense of what is true and what is false. This crisis is real. It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or ‘crazy'.

Tim Kreider
One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgement, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding. Let me propose that if your beliefs or convictions matter more to you than people -if they require you to act as though you were a worse person than you are -you may have lost perspective.

Tom Green (1)
Public pranks should be seen as a crass, desperate attention grab unless there’s a risk of genuine physical or mental damage.

Tristan Harris (1)
Our politicians have sacrificed their principles on the altar of special interests; our corporate leaders have sacrificed their integrity on the altar of profits; and our media watchdogs have sacrificed the voice of dissent on the altar of audience competition.

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