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Radicals seek a fundamental understanding of events (so they aim for the root and do not hack at branches), but more economically than politically in my partner's instance.He would never see the energy industry the same way again after his radicalization (also called "awakening") in Seattle, but he had more radicalization ahead of him.
They offered million for the rights to our fledgling technology.
As I discovered the hard way, contrary to my business school indoctrination, there is little that resembles a free market in the USA, particularly in its energy industry, and there has never been a truly free market, a real democracy, a free press, an objective history, a purely pursued scientific method, or any other imaginary constructs that our dominant institutions promote.
They may all be worthy ideals, but none has existed in the real world.
My partner's experiences in Seattle radicalized him.
My use of "radical" intends to convey the original "going to the root" meaning.