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A State of Exception . A State of Grace . A State of Denial

How are we to make sense of this ongoing war of words?  How do we understand the cocky swagger, the egoism of this continuing and unabated national self-importance of American Exceptionalism? The bobbing-head-doll leading this parade — our charade of … Continue reading

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“I am a sick man…” – The Depravity of Collapse

“I am a sick man… I am a wicked man.”  So opens Dostoyevsky’s small literary offering, Notes From Underground.  It is, in significant respects, a profound critique of modern rationality, our perverse preoccupation with self-interest, and the crisis currently facing our … Continue reading

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As The World Turns: Eschatological Capitalism

Click Image to Read Text The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. (Gore Vidal, Selected Essays ) As the world turns, and we continue our free-fall into a surreal concoction of self-induced all-consuming avarice, the … Continue reading

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Mishka, the Russian Winter, and Terror in the Homeland

Click Image to Read Full Article “Now is the winter of our discontent” – William Shakespeare “Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home.” – Stanley Diamond Well, the thaw may be on, but winter in Russia is just … Continue reading

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A Specter Haunts America, Again!

Has America finally found its vocal chords?  In this global cacophony of revolution, rebellion and insurrection, have the American people finally begun to rise up and have their own voices heard? Are they ready to dismantle the scaffolding and assorted … Continue reading

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