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Adventures in Subbing #3

“…but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film teacher.

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Why self-censorship matters

In a time when feelings seem to be the most important thing about a person, this article takes a very different line, but in light of the way attitudes of victimhood can lead to strong forms of censorship, it’s worth considering what’s happening to our ability to talk about serious issues.


Crisis sistémica del capitalismo y guerras de las altas finanzas

Por Rémy Herrera:

Ninguna de estas corrientes de pensamiento (ultraliberal, neoclásico, neoliberal o nuevo keynesianismo) sugiere reflexionar sobre las condiciones de un proceso de rebasamiento del capital como en la relación social de explotación y opresión – no la mayoría de las proposiciones “de izquierda” (por ejemplo, las que reclaman la reforma del FMI o la creación de una moneda mundial). 396 more words

Crisis Capitalism

On the Meaning of Things: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

“I don’t talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things.”

After resetting my alarm for an hour later, waking, walking, sitting, showering, eating, listening, and finally sitting, my morning routine complete, I realized this day was different. 1,521 more words


Read More of The Classics | Challenge 1

One of my goals for 2016 was to read 5 literary classics. It seemed like a perfectly achievable goal at the time but don’t they all? 371 more words


A world of distraction, a personal challenge, the ongoing relevance of Fahrenheit 451.

So Ray Bradbury’s dark vision of an illiterate society, as described in Fahrenheit 451, has not to pass in the USA. Books were never banned, at least not here. 1,117 more words

Fahrenheit 451

After finishing Eat.Pray.Love, picking up Fahrenheit 45 was a big change in pace. I am going to be honest though, it has been a bit of a struggle for me to truly connect to this book. 176 more words