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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).

Crazy Train

                                                CLICK IMAGE TO READ FULL POST Crazy, but that’s how it goes Millions of people living as foes Maybe. it’s not too late To learn how to love, and forget how to hate Mental wounds not healing Life’s a … Continue reading

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Posted in 9/11, absurd, American Dream, American Exceptionalism, Anarchy, Body-politic, business, capitalism, censorship, CIA, civilization, collapse, Colonialism, commodification, Corporate State, cultural crisis, democracy, education, espionage, fascism, Financial Crisis, freedom, global collapse, homeland security, human nature, inverted totalitarianism, madness, Obama, Presidential politics, private property, progress, Putin, religion, Russia, State, terrorism, treason, trust | 5 Comments

Eminence Front

the Heretick CLICK IMAGE TO READ FULL ARTICLE!! “Drinks flow People forget That big wheel spins, the hair thins People forget Forget they’re hiding The news slows People forget Their shares crash, hopes are dashed People forget Forget they’re hiding … Continue reading

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Posted in American Dream, American Exceptionalism, capitalism, civilization, collapse, Colonialism, commodification, Corporate State, cultural crisis, Curriculum of the West, fascism, Financial Crisis, freedom, genocide, geopolitics, global collapse, homeland security, human nature, madness, Presidential politics, Russia, social contract | 1 Comment

Oh, the Absurdity of it All!

By DA In light of the many utterly absurd events we’ve experienced of late, plus the fact that the coming western holiday season invites us all to seek refuge and meaning in religious traditions that seem more and more absurd … Continue reading

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By DA Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.– Winston Churchill/Apocryphal When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a … Continue reading

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Posted in American Dream, American Exceptionalism, Body-politic, capitalism, Christianity, civilization, collapse, cultural crisis, democracy, earth, freedom, genocide, geopolitics, global collapse, Hillary, human nature, Modernity, nature, Presidential politics, progress, Spectacle, State | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t Just Stand There… CONSUME SOMETHING!

By D.A. Hello sports fans! Yes, it’s that time of year again. Now that the quadrennial election festivities are once again in the books and we’ve dutifully selected our Queen, er… King, er… Reality TV Star… in Chief, it’s time … Continue reading

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