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the too real to be true deal

We seem to be on the verge of a new era of populism, a search for someone to rise up on behalf of the little guy and gal like- Obama was rhetorically pining to do before getting knock-kneed- and defying … Continue reading

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pledging alleigance to the hollow man

It was to address the decline of individuality. In the new technological world, the individual had meaning and value only to the extent it was in the service of this new instrumentality. Artistically, though artists generally targeted their work into … Continue reading

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flowers of evil : herman cain dada

In his debates he looks almost bizarrely overconfident,brazenly¬† recycling the same answers and obsessed with the populist mantra of 9-9-9- as if its a toll free number where you can order the godfather himself for home delivery. Its always ladies … Continue reading

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new forms for old feeling

Profit as evidence of god’s approval for the sacred project of America buffeting the shock between business and piety, lucre and morality. The Emersonian chosen people, selected, picked for a special destiny. Many are called, few are frozen; a form … Continue reading

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catching a falling knife

Herman Cain. The dandy and the legacy of Amos n’ Andy. The Hermanator experience. The old black minstrel show adjusted for free market ideology. Another figure in a long tradition of American snake oil salesmen rising from the depths of … Continue reading

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flaneur: raising cain with mr. verdoux

Herman Cain as the flaneur out of Charles Baudelaire’s Paris. Men in the crowd, struggling with boredom and the consequences of eternal return.Charlie Chaplin in Mr. Verdoux and Herman Cain, figures, somewhat comic, but whose humor is curiously out of … Continue reading

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