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culture

Cult of Personality

The cult of the leader, of single isolated points of power and control and is an inevitable consequence and inversion of a fundamental social and psychological misunderstanding…

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culture

Facebook Tackles Fake News

Facebook provides an attempted technical solution in this opening salvo of the online Truth Wars…

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politics

Voting Against Your Own Best Interests

A wily political tactician may influence or deceive through emotional hypnotic suggestion to an unwitting neuropsychological susceptibility…

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culture

Empty World

Some number of years ago now, I remember witnessing a filmic representation of something written by Charles Bukowski, its title eludes me. This was perhaps characteristically, miserably bizzarre and featured some peculiar and wicked strand of thought concerning a discovery that the narrator was the only real person and everyone else he encountered were soul-less, […]

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culture

Minds: Individual and Collective

Have you ever considered that the myriad sorrows and insecurities we all share are really not ours at all?

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culture

Contexts: Conflict and Collaboration

Ours is a world in which there exists immense and unremitting uncertainty and doubt…

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Psychology

Ego Extinction in Zen

Sentience is clearly a magnificent experience, infinitely more to be preferred than the antagonistic conditions of unconsciousness or death, but for all its grandeur and richness it carries within itself a bitter seed: foreknowledge of personal death. The grave awareness of personal extinction is not even necessarily a purely human curse. We can do little […]