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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Modernity and Anti-Black Antagonism

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Modernity and Anti-Black Antagonism

by W. Yusef Doucet

James Weldon Johnson published his novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man… 5,758 more words

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The Boy Who Cried Nazi


As a blogger with a background in Holocaust Studies, Godwin's Law (sometimes the authoritative-sounding reductio ad Hitlerum) presents some problems for me. As originally formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990, it runs: 1,710 more words

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EYES CLOSED AND EARS WIDE OPEN

(A Reflection on the Divisions in Our Society)

 We have become used to reports of Jihadists driving vehicles into crowds of people. It’s happened prominently in France, Germany and Britain with tragic consequences. 1,285 more words

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A successful music performance career

The first thing that comes to mind, when asked “what even is a performer’s career?” is that it is a self-sustaining, bill paying day-to-day job performing music. 365 more words

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Crisis of Illusions

This is getting serious. I wrote a couple of days ago about the resemblance between the events of the past week and the summer of 1914: mostly suggesting that the isolation and unreality both the Trump presidency and the North Korean regime exist in contribute to attempts to 'win' Armageddon. 1,163 more words

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The North Korean Conundrum

We watch with bated breath for the next episode. Whatever happens, we’re doomed. On the blue corner, a hulking US President with plummeting approval ratings. His mere temperament is being lampooned each week on SNL (Saturday Night Live). 493 more words

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Where were you when..?

The current crisis over North Korea seems even more absurd when viewed through the umbrella of a pina colada. Gazing up at the palm trees, feeling the warmth of the Spanish sun and the breath of the breeze as I churn through paperbacks between swims, the idea of a crisis that threatens international stability seems very difficult to imagine. 1,005 more words

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