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Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist in 2014, but it is even more relevant this week.  She titled the book Bad Feminist because many women, including herself, often do things that are considered not considered consistent with the Feminist … 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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Books and Mythos

July 8, 2006 Books “The trouble with books is you don’t know what’s in them until its too late.” This quote is from Jeanette Winterson who was on Bill Moyer’s PBS series Faith and Reason. The same could be said … 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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The Great Peace March

The Great Peace March Holly Near, 1986 Katherine Hendrix from the Los Angeles Times Wrote: “The Vision that on March 1, 1986 5,000 Americans would set out on foot from Los Angeles for Washington, walking across the country for global … Continue reading

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Candide Calls for Cultivating Our Gardens

Candide Calls for Cultivating Our Gardens Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996 Candide takes us through a very violent and pessimistic world only to show us that there is indeed hope.  While Pangloss introduces us to thinking that all is for … Continue reading

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Reservation Blues

  Reservation Blues Cari Gilkison, English 575: Post-Colonial Literature, Winter 1997 Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie shows that there is no hope for Native Americans to redress the effects of colonization.  Alexie feels that there is no hope of ever … Continue reading

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