Tag Archives: Soul

Recollection, Releasement, and Reconstitution

We live now in a world of unnatural wonders: virtual communities, corporate personhood, iPads, ‘bluetooth’ ears, selfies, 24/7 i-spy eavesdropping, instant global communication; all the accoutrements to give bureaucrats, emperors, and dime-a-dance dictators a complete set of controls over their … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Subject – Redux (Edited For Presentation to the Presidential Academy in Barnaul, Russia, 02-24-15)

Once upon a time,  I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself.   Soon I awoke, … Continue reading

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“The Simulacran Republic” (From the Archives of Joe Baegant)

The hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush “It’s a world of appearances … packaged to the showroom specifications of a sit-com.  She asks her hairdresser for ‘tinted highlights’ he mumbles something about going to the gym. He feels … Continue reading

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Dread and The Terror of History

In the current twilight of apocalyptic global affairs, Kafkaesque geopolitical mayhem, and catastrophic climate-change, perhaps it is relevant to take a break from the competition, and reflect briefly on the terror of historical consciousness and the real dread of history … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Subject: A View of Russia’s Rush to Modernity

“The Russian Soul is a dark place.” Dostoyevsky, The Idiot “To be modern is to have two qualities: reason and will.” So says Aleksandr Dugin, contemporary Russian philosopher and sociologist at Moscow State University, speaking about Post-modernity in Western Society. … Continue reading

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