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life

Romeo and Juliet

It seems that the greatest love stories could only ever be tragedies. We can not, it seems, help but be fascinated by catastrophe as some congenital cognitive or cultural programming and visceral predisposition to regret that we can hardly ignore but often enough also fail to acknowledge. More than this, though – we are each […]

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Philosophy

No Bravery Without Fear

Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in spite of fear. Only a fool knows no fear and were it not that we demonise emotional experience in the ways we all do and as a function of the constructive paranoia that binds us all into one writhing mass of […]

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culture

The Postman died from a Broken Heart

What makes a beautiful story is often not so much that part of the narrative that is obvious and visible to the eye – like the tip of an iceberg – but rather all those depths that remain unseen, unknown and unsaid. Sometimes the back-story is even more powerful than the story itself and raises […]

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

Fascism Oscillates

Extreme ideologies manifest in patterns of ebb and flow like everything else…

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culture

Rise of the Simpletons

We may have been exquisitely unlucky in our shared selections from a poverty of all available leadership choices…

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culture

Burdens

The fault lies not in our stars but in ourselves and we all share this responsibility…