Tag Archives: David Satter

call of the wild: frozen delirium

Delirium. Soviet Union. It’s what is not us, not only separate from us but alien,and so different that to confuse with us is to flirt with madness, like a visceral fear of mad love, a temporary insanity that may have … Continue reading

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romance with terror

To acknowledge the power of the irrational. A kind of spiritual revolt of unhappy souls who in a negative sense become overwhelmed with the powers of ideology and terror, producing the perfect recipe for what Hannah Arendt defined as the … Continue reading

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arendt: spooked horse syndrome

Hannah Arendt was certainly not the first person to mediate on the problem and ramifications of thoughtless evil. As opposed to the cunning, conscious and coherent variety.┬áHer reflections of course, were not entirely understood, or else appropriated to serve diverse … Continue reading

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