A mighty thank you to Chris Uggen for taking what was in my head, and supporting intuitions with sources. Be sure to read his well-measured post, and all links.


Transcript of His Holiness’s Public Talk on Universal Responsibility in the Modern World Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2008
On 12/22/2012 add
HT to Fabio Rojas at
for sharing an article highlighting Bernice Pescosolido’s comments:
“Tight-knit communities a factor in many shootings, IU sociologist says”

Added 12/23/12;
Dec 19 comment from Walt French at

One nation, under the gun. by Jill Lepore April 23, 2012

Mediated via DVDs courtesy of SJCPL (No Fee materials)

Highly recommended sensorial experiences:

HIGH TECH SOUL: THE CREATION OF TECHNO MUSIC. A film by Gary Bredow. Call# 786.7 H537

NAQOYQATSI. CALL# 303.483 N163

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