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Simon Sobo Writing

A collection of opinion pieces and chapters from his novels

June 2, 2021
by Simon Sobo
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Don’t Underestimate Fear

The biggest mistake an analyst can make is to overestimate the importance of reason in their analysis of why people do crazy things, or have crazy thoughts .  Certainly reason plays a part, sometimes an important part.  But fear is … Continue reading

April 8, 2021
by Simon Sobo
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Replacing the Old with the New

Much has been made of the left’s attempt to shut down those who disagree with them. It is widespread enough to remind us of a similar recent frightening chapter in America’s  intellectual history, the McCarthyism of the 50’s. The right wing … Continue reading

March 10, 2021
by Simon Sobo
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What is an Expert?

During the Covid crisis experts have been quoted again and again and again as a central part of the discussion. Their advice and predictions have often been inconsistent or wrong but that has not stopped them from being an essential … Continue reading

May 4, 2020
by Simon Sobo
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About Me

I am 77 and still unknown as a writer of major import, but as ridiculous as it may sound, I am patient. Here and there I have had my moments, glimpses of where I might go, but they have been … Continue reading

July 12, 2018
by Simon Sobo
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On the Downside of Idealism: Chapters from Recollections of a Troubled Soul of the 60’s

Chapter 12: Communes A few words about where this chapter occurs in the story: Every university had one in the 60’s, a charismatic teacher, his head in the clouds, in love with ideas. Half the girls in his class are … Continue reading