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Speculating on the Dystopian Aftermath of an Overly Sexualised Culture

The Lobster

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou

Reviewed by Wanda Waterman

“Humankind struggles with collective powers for its freedom, the individual struggles with dehumanization for the possession of his soul.” 912 more words

Books, Music, And Film To Wake Up Your Muse And Help You Change The World

President Orange, Part III

I am aware – oh so aware – of Godwin’s Law. You know: the longer an argument takes place on the internet, the greater the likelihood that something or somebody will be compared to Hitler. 1,057 more words

Politics

CANCER WARD: "Either Tyrant or Traitor or Prisoner"

Cancer Ward (1968) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

          At certain moments in a nation’s history, the body politic can become irrevocably sick. They catch a fever that spreads across the country by invading the moral fiber of the populace, turning individuals against each other, and then multiplying and dividing like so many cancerous cells. 534 more words

Fiction

Could Tyranny be Coming?

When kings used to rule over countries, anything they ordered was law. It didn’t matter who the order helped – in many cases only the king or noble class benefitted – or who it hurt. 802 more words

History

Security Lines

Recently, on a trip to Disneyland in California, I was confronted with a strange reality: security lines, or more accurately, because their was no organization, security clusters. 998 more words

Escape From Freedom - Part One

About this time last year I read the book “Escape From Freedom” by Erich Fromm.  I like thought provoking books like this and was immediately enthralled with the ideas Fromm wrote about in 1941.   890 more words

Please don't forget Rex Warner

It astounds me that even some of the most well-read of people have no sense of who Rex Warner is. My introduction to Rex Warner was via his translation of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War some thirty years ago when I was studying the… 274 more words

Philosophical Literature