Category Archives: Politics/Economics

Red And Orange Narcissus

May 21, 2017 Red and Orange Narcissus Narcissism is named after the Greek Myth of Narcissus. Narcissus saw his own reflection in a pool and died because he refused to leave the pool.  Poor Echo fell in love with him, … Continue reading

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GenMe

Generation Me Jean M Twenge, 2006 Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled and more miserable than before. Millennials, Net Generation, iGeneration, GenMe. Gen X are born in the 1960s and 1970s. GenMe was born in … Continue reading

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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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Service

November 15, 2016 Service “Service” is the name of this week’s The Walking Dead episode.  I thought that the power struggle between Negan and Rick was a good subtext for the election this year and the subsequent fallout. Tuesday night … Continue reading

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Nuclear

January 28, 2016 Nuclear The past couple of weeks have been nuclear in nature. I thought it fitting since I was writing about the natural nuclear explosion over Tunguska and watching the TV show Manhattan about the first Atomic Bomb. … Continue reading

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Somewhat Damaged

Somewhat Damaged “Made the choice to go away. Drink from the fountain of decay. Tear a hole in the exquisite red. Fuck the rest and stab it dead,” sings Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in the song “Somewhat Damaged.” … Continue reading

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Shaw: A Reassessment

Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment Colin Wilson, 1969 Shaw grew up with a mother who paid little attention to him. She had suffered abuse herself and thought it best to leave him alone. Shaw was naturally shy and introverted. He made … Continue reading

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Shaw and Religion

Shaw and Religion Ed by Charles A Berst, Penn State 1981 “There is to say Be and It Is,” is a Shavian saying. Shaw is indebted to numerous philosophies. He experienced religion in poetic terms. Development religiously was his perception … Continue reading

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Patterns of Tragicomedy in Shaw

Patterns of Tragicomedy in Bernard Shaw By CD Sidhi, Bahari Publishers, 1978 The evolution of tragedy and comedy merged into a new species called the Tragi-Comedy. Happy Endings in historical tragicomedy can be found as far back as he 17th … Continue reading

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Shaw and the Play of Ideas

Shaw And The Play of Ideas By Robert F Whitman, 1977 Shaw’s hostility to Capitalism as the source of most of civilized man’s economic, social and moral ills, is both well known and persuasive throughout his writing….And war in general … Continue reading

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