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Escape from Horror
23 hours ago

Escape from Horror

“The horror! The horror!” Kurtz dies, uttering his last words in the presence of Marlow, the main character of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. Why does Kurtz feel compelled …
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Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray
1 week ago

Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray

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The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri

The PC pundits of academia’s sacred neutrality have got it wrong …
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Dare to Doubt
2 weeks ago

Dare to Doubt

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In view of the current madness of the world, I have been pondering what has happened to thinking, which seems replaced by screaming, or worse. Affirmations we must endorse are …
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If this is feminism…
3 weeks ago

If this is feminism…

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The dust-up on social media over Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism” published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has given a new meaning to the public/private split …
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Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories
4 weeks ago

Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories

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Those who follow obscure spiritual-cosmological speculations have for sure heard of one of the most popular topics in this domain: when three planets (usually the Earth, its moon and the …
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Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times
1 month ago

Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

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The conditions that produce the terrifying curse of totalitarianism seem to be upon us and are increasingly visible in President Trump’s denial of civil liberties, the stoking of fear in …
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Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial
1 month ago

Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial

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Three weeks ago, the British artist and writer Hannah Black published an open letter to the curators and staff of the Whitney Biennial demanding that Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket
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‘No Poetry after Auschwitz’? On the Writer’s Place in Responding to Crisis
2 months ago

‘No Poetry after Auschwitz’? On the Writer’s Place in Responding to Crisis

Adorno’s dictum – ‘to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric’ – sounds a cautionary note for the socially-engaged writer. Against the impulse to respond with the tools of our trade, …
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Post-Truth and Posthumous Truth
2 months ago

Post-Truth and Posthumous Truth

“If you have the truth, keep it to yourselves. -Fernando Pessoa

 

The old traditional truth was dogmatic and fundamentalist, one that always came out unscathed and that made itself inaccessible to …
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Deceiver-in-Chief
2 months ago

Deceiver-in-Chief

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Adolf Hitler mastered the skill of deceiving people by telling the right story to the right person at the right time –– he was a deceiver-in-chief who fooled countless people about …
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