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As long as Trump plays ignorant, his supporters will too

The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan came up with the concept of the ‘subject-supposed-to-know’, an impersonal and intangible entity which carries knowledge on our behalf. As I understand it, this relates to the conscience. 501 more words



Sophia, nas minhas entranhas habitas,
Tua essência é sangue nas minhas veias.
Inigualável, das trevas despistas
A existência que com a tua presença presenteias.

Luz que o sábio desafia, 115 more words


Quote of the week (6)

“Traigo aquí esta parte de quien soy, el resto se ha retrasado en el camino”

– José de Sousa Saramago


"I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough"*...

“You’re a wizard, Harry,” Hagrid said. “And you’re coming to Hogwarts.”

“What’s Hogwarts?” Harry asked.

“It’s wizard school.”

“It’s not a public school, is it?”

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Nitpicking: Blindness, Blood, and Milk (part 2)

In the last post I introduced José Saramago’s novel Blindness and explained the relevance of the colour white and the symbolism of milk to represent the titular blindness, especially in the first half of the novel. 1,359 more words


Nitpicking: Blindness, Blood, and Milk (part 1)

Blindness (or Ensayo sobre la ceguera, if, like me, you read it in Spanish) is a novel by eminent Portuguese writer José Saramago, published in 1995. 1,259 more words