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THE WEIMAR “LAST TRANCE” CABARET: Escaping to Feed Your Head

For Walter Benjamin, this was the real significance of the First World War, “an attempt at a new and unprecedented commingling with the cosmic powers.” He worried that mankind’s alienation from itself was deepening “to such a degree that it … Continue reading

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Art of Alienation

Does alienation have a predefined or finite limit after which death writes its inevitable postscript? Can it become an all-consuming identity; part of a core genetic makeup? Is victimhood  a path forged on the basis of free will, or a … Continue reading

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