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Quote of the Week: John Gray, "Black Mass"

In America the Right has splintered between neo-conservative ideologues and paleo-conservative nativists. The common factor in these disparate currents is that conservatism has ceased to be a coherent political project. 81 more words

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Ameritopia (Chapter One – the Tyranny of Utopia)

Tyranny, broadly defined, is the use of power to dehumanize the individual and delegitimize his nature. Political utopianism[1] is tyranny disguised as a desirable, workable, and even paradisiacal governing ideology. 5,795 more words

Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic

After much deliberation I’m excited to reveal that my ‘Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic’ course list is finally complete!! Choosing the final list has been tricky. 795 more words

Vampires

Among the Atavists

If there is one especially lazy characterization among the many about Scotland’s independence referendum, it is the description of the Yes movement as motivated by ‘atavistic ethnic tribalism’ or the like. 1,125 more words

Austerity

Why Worry When You Can Pray

I am often asked, “How can you stay focused so intently upon the situations and circumstances surrounding America’s current condition of managed decline without succumbing to the mind-chilling depression it warrants?” 1,496 more words

Dr. Robert Owens

Cyber Utopian-ism

In this week, we explored the impact of advancements in the Internet and computer capabilities upon the growth of the global information network. One of the significant results of the growth is the up rise of a new type of society, the network society. 420 more words