Age of Reason

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Can the smokescreen created by these diversions in the homeland get any thicker; can the spectacles be any more entrancing and distracting?  We are living through the most obscurant of times, my fellow travelers.  As the charade-parade of the stiffly British Olympics wound down in a strangely eerie twilight, and the time clocks ceased clicking off the milliseconds, with heroic athletes leaving the tracks and fields of battle to make their way home with shiny medallions swinging from the necks, we the people were left searching for the next wave, the next fix, the next event, the next rush of adrenalin.

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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2 Responses to Age of Reason

  1. Jack Sai says:

    Hi there, I’m a reader in Singapore, a small (small is an under-understatement) city state in Southeast Asia where the theatrics of Empire are being played out ad-nauseam. I have been reading blogs that deal with the causes and implications of collapse of industrial civilization, and I just feel quite helpless about the whole thing. You guys in America and Russia at least have hinterlands where you can still carve out some sort of living arrangements that are durable, but over here, there is nowhere to go. I expect a mass die-off to occur sometime in the near future, and there seems to be absolutely nothing we can do on this over-populated, hyper industrialized and fossil fuel addicted place.

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