The Symbolism of Evil

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The situation is now perfectly clear. We are fully aware that Hillary Rodham Clinton will do literally anything for power and money. She will lie, cheat, steal, murder, and even sleep with the enemy in order to satisfy her insatiable appetite, her purely self-regarding lust for power and recognition.

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Primal Communitas: A Reassessment

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The paramount invention that led to human society was sharing…
(Morton Fried, The Evolution of Political Society, 106)

It is of interest to note that members of primitive societies had neither states nor our idea of pre-eminence.”
(Eli Sagan, At the Dawn of Tyranny, 7)

 

 

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OK Kids… Time to Wake Up!

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Was Marx right? Or was his timing just wrong? But, if so, what do we do with these ‘inglorious bastards’ — those sociopathic free market capitalists stomping hither and thither? Is it time for a great accommodation?

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On Human Understanding~ Excavating the Mytho-poetics of Babel

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[Here is a draft of a paper I’m preparing for a Linguistic conference on translation in 2016. Advice is always welcome, although not always heeded. Thanks ~ cK]

It is not enough for language to have clarity and content… it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion. ~Rene Daumal

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing [up], it would have been permitted. ~Franz Kafka

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