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I am writing a column for the King's Review!

And the first post is about my beloved Simone de Beauvoir.

(Doesn’t she look beautiful? I think it is the transcendence coming through, not withstanding all the difficult boyfriends… see more lovely de Beauvoir things at beauvoiriana.tumblr.com)

Is War Really on the Decline? And if so, Why?

By Lionel Beehner

AlexAK, who commented on our “Would Someone Please Explain This to Me?” post, asked this question:

Do you agree that the recent decline in inter-state warfare (and as some claim all kinds of warfare) (aka Pinker/Goldstein…) is a result of the transformation of war (as argue Shaw, Kaldor, etc.)? 921 more words

Civil War

Konrad Bayer - The Semiosis of Soul: Michael Jackson's Use of Popular Music Conventions

With permission and on behalf of Konrad Sidney Bayer, a former independent researcher, part-time instructor ar Kinki University, Osaka Jogakuin Colledge, Pool Gakuin University, Kwansi Gaguin University, and Tezukayama University in Japan. 141 more words


Dancing with the Elephant - Spotlight on You Rock My World

Willa:  So Joie, in October we spent the entire month taking a close look at the Invincible album, including some of the battles Michael Jackson had with Sony during its production and promotion. 58 more words


Dancing with the Elephant - 'Man in the Music': Joe Vogel’s Masterpiece

Joie:  Earlier this month, something truly wonderful happened. An event that I had been waiting anxiously for, for several months. Author Joe Vogel’s long-awaited book, … 68 more words