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summer of discontent: is the end near?

” The nature of people is first crude, then severe, ¬†then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.” ( Vico) People have no doubt been bemoaning the decadence of the times since the expulsion from the Garden. But what actually constitutes decadence … Continue reading

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every good child deserves favor

There were almost no flickers of sensitivity to the horror. The callous behavior of parents and adults to infants in seventeenth-century England and eighteenth-century France is almost too impossible to appear credible. The women of the poor suckled for a … Continue reading

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fear of a children’s planet: the customer is kid

Whats always fascinating, often in equal measure, is disturbing. This is particularly so with the use of children in advertising, in art, and in the broader context. At one end of this seamy world, is the Charlie Sheen archetype, that … Continue reading

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Expensive Satire

American Apparel CEO Dov Charny claimed he was exercising his rights as specified under the first amendment. American Apparel ¬†claimed that the use of comedian Woody Allen’s image on a billboard was merely satire which is protected as free speech. … Continue reading

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