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hannah and her whispers

A relationship of power and violence and how they are inversely proportional. Or so said Hannah Arendt which could well constitute a pillar in her own inversely proportional posthumous power and the violence that has fed on her words thorugh … Continue reading

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turning the last page of history

Holocaust Remembrance Day is on the horizon at the end of the month,and whatever its merits, or its motivations that underlied this United Nations initiative it interestingly coincides with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, as a renewal, a time … Continue reading

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stubborn affiliations

The nude’s stubborn affiliation with tradition can create embarrassing situations at a time when art is stubbornly anti-traditional. Of course, some of it depends on what you mean by tradition. Until modern art kicked tradition in the jewels, you could … Continue reading

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splitting off a part of themselves

Well, Slavoj Zizek did say that Gandhi was more violent than Hitler. And Marcel Duchamp, according to Donald Kuspit was a terrorist like Hitler; ┬áHistorical revisionism and the branding of the dictator? … …A Turkish TV commercial has sparked international … Continue reading

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acknowledged silences

We are dealing with unavoidable traumatic effects; actual and not idealized fancified tragedies and catastrophes. We don’t need T.S. Eliot preaching how low we have sunk. It was the trial run of eugenics, Fabianism, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and … Continue reading

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where shall i find thee?

It seems like nonsense anointing this writer as the torchbearer for Jewish writing. To be a Jewish writer you have to actually have a connection with Judaism. Otherwise what is left is a “culturally” jewish writer or a Jewish writer … Continue reading

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“all one needs is to be able to see”

It does appear to be beyond nominal doubt that the team of Craig Braun and Tom Wilkes pilfered to a large degree the work of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley for the Alice Cooper album School’s Out. The former’s Hotlegs … Continue reading

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back to stovall’s plantation

On the one hand, what could one possibly expect from the entertainment industry. Its “product” serving as the servile public relations arm of the financial/industrial complex. And its been that way since the Hays Code of the 1930’s which coincided … Continue reading

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what price freedom?

A holocaust industry. That god works in mysterious ways seems to be a pretty lame excuse. Forget faith. It was always about the covenant. Trust. The special relationship direct to the throne without intermediary. A misplaced belief? Yahweh simply wasn’t … Continue reading

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finite voices

Subjective rationality is a very elusive term; an alternative conception of rationality that could shed light and propose some resolutions to the pathologies of modern society. Its basis is a belief in the decline of individuality in favor of the … Continue reading

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