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A Spectacle of Life - Affirming News on the Cusp of the U.N.’s 70th Birthday

The convergence of a papal tour, a Chinese president’s visit, an auto executive’s resignation and a House speaker singing “Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah” has stirred the winds of civility.

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 READ MORE

The Purpose of Argument Online

The “public face of social liberalism” is synonymous with “an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing,” journalist Freddie deBoer writes.

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 READ MORE

Who Won Iraq?

Bush and his top officials remade reality in Iraq on an almost unimaginable scale and, as we study the region today, the results bear no relation to the world they imagined creating. On the other hand, there were two dreams they had that, after a fashion, did come into existence.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 READ MORE

This Is Water: Fishy Advice From David Foster Wallace

By Alexander Reed Kelly

A viral video adaptation of a commencement speech given in 2005 by the hugely influential late American author reaches for a healing vision of a common humanity amid the relentless crushings of a capitalized and corporatized society.

Posted on May 15, 2013 READ MORE

Robert Shetterly

Art Has Lost Its Meaning

Whether it is pretentious conceptual academic art, or vapid expressions of serenity that serve only to fulfill your apartment’s feng shui, Robert Shetterly says that most art today has been tainted by unfettered capitalism, which values consumer interests over truth.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 READ MORE

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How OWS Toppled Itself

Postmodern confusion about how populist movements take hold and flourish caused Occupy Wall Street to “deconstruct” itself in a frenzied obsession with nonhierarchical structures, a disdain for demands, and other trappings of “lazy, reflexive libertarianism,” author and columnist Thomas Frank writes in The Baffler.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE

Israel’s Insatiable Zionism

Israel’s Zionism turned capitalism is getting out of hand; Postmodernism is dead, leaving many to question what it was in the first place; meanwhile, the Americas are projected to replace the Middle East as the energy capital of the world. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 READ MORE

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