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Modern Significance

The striking firmness of streets cuts across menacingly
Designed to scamper through the fate of life and join the mainstream chaos
Blocks arise from the depths of unknown foundations, creating an identity… 145 more words

Children of the Grave

Richard Beck’s 2015 book, We Believe the Children:  A Moral Panic in the 1980s, should probably stand as the definitive history of the child abuse hysteria that swept America during the Reagan years.   741 more words


A Short Analysis of T. S. Eliot's 'Hysteria'

A critical reading of a short prose-poem

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) published his first collection of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, in 1917. This slim volume included poems written in a wide variety of styles and modes, from… 778 more words



A coworker of mine recently introduced me to Swedish Fish Oreo Cookies, and if that suggestion makes you a bit nauseous, I feel that’s to be expected. 210 more words


Female Dysphoria

Not long ago, I got an email from my aunt saying she worried about my plans for surgery. She wanted to make sure that I´d be getting surgery for the right reasons, because I had sounded very spiteful in addressing my own anatomy. 354 more words


Buzz Buzz

Real history
can seem
so unlikely,

I mean,
the phrase
believe it or not
applies more times
than I can count.

My friend sent me a picture… 534 more words

The return of 'yellow peril' hysteria

This week has seen one of the more nasty and ugly developments in Australian politics, and that is saying something. In a classic case of dog-whistle politics, a senator was accused of accepting donations from a Chinese businessman, which implied that his positive comments on China had been ‘bought’. 198 more words