The Sun Also Rises

October 10, 2018 8:02 PM0 comments

“The Sun Also Rises.” Ernest Hemingway’s early success was published in the mid-1920s when the world was still reeling from the effects of the unfathomable Great War, also known as the War to End All Wars and World War I. It wasn’t just that an estimated 17 million people died […]

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Kavanaugh Culture

October 3, 2018 8:12 PM0 comments

Speaking at his road trip rally Tuesday night, in addition to his disgusting, misogynistic trashing of key Senate Intelligence Committee witness Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, our president called his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “a perfect human being.” So, consider the source for that one. If Kavanaugh is “a perfect […]

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How the Russians Got Trump Elected

September 26, 2018 6:33 PM0 comments

One of the most compelling articles documenting how the Russians hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election and turned the outcome in favor of Donald Trump is by Jane Mayer in this week’s New Yorker, entitled, “How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump.” The subtitle is, “A Meticulous Analysis of […]

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Kavanaugh & A Feminist Morality Play

September 19, 2018 7:01 PM0 comments

Once again, the issue comes down to the fundamental components of the most intimate and pervasive form of oppression by and large sanctioned and exercised by our species — male chauvinism. It is such a pervasive reality that it is really hard to fully grasp, even by otherwise enlightened women. […]

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Those Whom The Gods Would Destroy

September 12, 2018 9:34 PM0 comments

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” This ancient proverb wrongly attributed to Euripides is almost too like a common cliche to apply to our president now, even as applicable as it seems to be. But the question is, Who is being made mad? Is it […]

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‘Postmodernism’ Caused Trump

September 5, 2018 7:13 PM0 comments

An academic writing in the Washington Post last weekend set out to sever the phenomenon of Trump from the rise of the “postmodernist” school of thought of the last half-century. Aaron Hanlon, an assistant professor of English at Colby College, penned the short essay, “Postmodernism Didn’t Cause Trump. It Explains […]

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