Monthly Archives: February 2017

Two States, One State, A Lot of Love (Donald and Bibi, Melania and Sara)

As the White House burns and Israel lurches towards a one state apartheid future, the word used by one Israeli journalist is complacency. The Founding Fathers preside over the happy scene. President Trump was perfectly blase at the press conference … Continue reading

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Haredi Transgender (Abby Stein)

In the depressing and dreary state of our political world in the Age of Trump, this is a touching and lovely life-affirming story about the power of transformation and self-creation. For those who can’t get behind the Ha’aretz paywall here … Continue reading

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Fascists (Stephen Bannon & Julius Evola)

Read here this stunning piece in the NYT that tries to draw a connecting line between Stephen Bannon and the Italian Dada Fascist Nazi theorist Julius Evola, about whom we are learning was a political theorist is steeped in apocalypse … Continue reading

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Graduate Students Should Know (Recommendations)

What I hate about graduate education and the job market for exiting graduate students is how opaque the system is and the way this opacity contributes to doubt, feelings of inadequacy, and self-loathing. I’m beginning to decide to share with … Continue reading

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Satanic Portrait (Stephen Bannon on the Cover of Time Magazine)

Jack Romm reads the picture here at the Forward. “Bannon’s left eye looks roughly just below the camera, almost on center, almost at the viewer. And it is towards this eye that we are initially drawn. The position of Bannon’s … Continue reading

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Little Green Liberty Out in The Distance

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Berkeley Riot (Not A Safe Space for Neo Nazis)

I’m only of mixed mind regarding the violent riot at UC Berkeley shutting down the talk by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. This episode at Berkeley is much like the now famous one that involved Richard Spencer on his trip to … Continue reading

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