Tag Archives: Theodore Dreiser

commodify your dissent

The dissent industry.In a virtual and digital age, dissent is a virtual commodity. A world amok with lay pastors of authenticity where atheists and bible thumpers can rotate turns on the soapbox. And there is much to be irritated about. … Continue reading

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child’s utopia

It was founded in the mid 1930′s and really reflected the John Dewy “progressive education” ethos of a liberal education; the progressive critique of the conventional assumptions about learning, pedagogical principles and economic thinking as well as religion. The Burgess … Continue reading

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to tell or not to tell

Its hardly a new problem. Racism seems inextricably bound up with our economic structure, and with ideology, what Veblen termed “invidious comparison” that clarified the complexities between dominated and subjugator such that it is almost inconceivable to think of ┬ámarket … Continue reading

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Sinclair Lewis: Main Street to Mean Streak

Sinclair Lewis ( 1885-1951) was an American fiction writer acclaimed for his novel Main Street as well as Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and It Can’t Happen Here. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He provided … Continue reading

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