Five Little Monkeys… Or Is That Three?

Dear friends, readers:  It is now two years since I began this blog. 200,000 page views, 455 followers, 150 countries logged-on, and lots of discussion.  I have been posting a story each week, for a total of 112 posts and 8,000 comments.  Well.  I need to change the story now.  It is time.  I will keep the blog, but I will no longer post each week (life demands more of me).  But here is what I propose we do: I am making an open “call for guest posts.” If anyone feels they would like to place an essay on kulturCritic, I will post it. You all know the general direction of the blog, so please keep your proposals in that spirit.  I hope to hear from you soon, so we may keep this thing going.  I will try to post my own ideas at least once a month.  Nobody is excluded… the offer is open to all.  Just email your article to me at:  

Faithfully yours, Sandy


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The human species, led by white Europeans and Euro-Americans, has been on a 500-year-long planetwide rampage of conquering, plundering, looting, exploiting and polluting the Earth—as well as killing the indigenous communities that stood in the way… But even as our economic and environmental systems unravel, after the hottest year in the contiguous 48 states since record keeping began 107 years ago, we lack the emotional and intellectual creativity to shut down the engine of global capitalism. (Chris Hedges)


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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