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masada complex: myths and madness

Masada.Collective patriotic suicide. The craggy stronghold beside the Dead Sea where Zealots killed themselves rather than surrender to Rome. A cautionary tale of fantaticism ¬†and using the Messiah as an ideology? Koranic zealots have found a kinfolk in the power … Continue reading

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stamping out those millenarians

In times of stress, look for the prophets of an earthly paradise. America may be ready for its own millennial cult… The main American Indian movements, Pontiac, Code of Handsome Lake and the Ghost Dance, and the hundreds of others … Continue reading

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what’s new pussycat?

by Art Chantry: peter sellers, peter o’toole, woody allen, paula prentiss, ursula andrews, capucine and romy schneider (and others) on the 45 cover for the “whats new pussycat” single by tom jones. drawn by FRANK FRAZETTA. conan, it ain’t.

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built in obsolescence: vintage violence

In a first statement,somewhat off-guard, Gilad Shalit expressed support for the freeing of all Palestinian prisoners, if they do not turn around and engage against terror attacks against Israel, according to Al-Jazeera. While Palestinians are holding extensive celebration in Gaza, … Continue reading

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the right must leave: no dawdling. no loitering.

State of exception. Land of confusion. It can be plausibly be asserted¬† that Zionism has been intertwined in racial identity issues since its modern incarnation that began before Herzl. The hierarchy and pecking order, the old tropes of status and … Continue reading

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