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Week of 10/28--Halloween, Witchcraft, and connections to the 1950's Red Scare

During Hale’s entrance in Act 1, Miller writes:

“Ours is a divided empire in which certain ideas and emotions and actions are of God, and their opposites are of Lucifer…Since 1692 a great but superficial change has wiped out God’s beard and the Devil’s horns, but the world is still gripped between two diametrically opposed absolutes” (33). 124 more words

Assignments

today's birthday: Arthur Miller (1915)

Arthur Miller (1915)

Miller was an American dramatist whose plays deal with morality and the pressures exerted by family and society. The Crucible, one of his most famous works, is a dramatization of the 17th-century… 58 more words

GamerGate is McCarthyism. Don't let it silence you (opinion)

“I will write my manifesto in spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.” 1,090 more words

Games

Song Feature - I Was A Pre-Teen McCarthyist

In typical Propagandhi fashion, this piece features really interesting lyrics discussing the way Communism was taught to children in schools as an evil. When education is controlled by governments it can be dangerous, as… 14 more words

Punk

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) USA / 80 min / Horror Sci-fi / B/W

Written by Roger MalcolmSet in a small California town, one doctor discovers a plot to overtake the human race in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  899 more words

Film

Tricky business, this thing called opera

In 1954 Aaron Copland, one of the darlings of 20th Century American music, created an opera that was damned with faint praise. Everything else Copland touched seemed to turn to gold. 1,284 more words
Works

FREE RADICALS

Free Radicals – No I’m not advocating for the release of bomb tossing murderous radicals, just musing about words and how they are employed.

Words like radical and anarchist are so commonplace in the day to day now I think for many people they take on a singular negative implication, and it’s gotten to the… 477 more words