Monthly Archives: April 2011

In The Territory Of The Pleistocene: An Etiology Of Collapse

When faced with a crisis it is always tempting to look back at our brief history and try to locate exactly where we went wrong and when things turned so sour.  After all, this is what the discipline of history … Continue reading

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Full Metal Jacket: The Coldest Of Cold Monsters

Most of us feel that terrorism has put a serious crimp in our experience of freedom here in the “homeland.” But what it may have done is inadvertently expose the pretense of freedom under which we have been laboring for … Continue reading

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Resistance As Commodity: America, Medicated and Enslaved

We have all sat enthralled by the recent images dancing across our HD TVs, our PC and Notebook screens, as events have unfolded in the Middle East and Northern Africa over the past few months.  From Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and … Continue reading

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Forgetting and Recollection: A Preface to Apocalypse Of The Barbarians

The background chatter is becoming increasingly loud and shockingly candid: America is facing a terminal crisis, a singular and perfect turning in its short history. Of course we can try to ignore all the talk or console ourselves with the … Continue reading

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On the Future of an Illusion – The Pre ‘Post-Civilization’ Blues

It is fascinating to see what is happening now in the world. There seems to be quite a lot of disaffection with the way things are “progressing” – ecocrises all around, a global financial meltdown, nuclear meltdown, peak oil, the … Continue reading

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