David Brin/Political Totemism
“Political Totemism and the Danger of Metaphors” is a series of four articles originally written by David Brin sometime in the 1990s (more specific dates? published anywhere?) and re-posted on the Libertarian Reform Caucus (LRC) web site in 2006.
Complete texts have been reposted on Issuepedia with Dr. Brin's permission, due to the apparent demise of the LRC web site (site unavailable as of 2009-09-23, confirmed 2009-09-25).