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In the late 1970s, Milan Kundera – in the cynical equivalent to Joseph Beuys’ mantra, “We are all artists!” – bemoans the advent of hack writers: a mania, which stems, according to Kundera, from social isolation, excess leisure, and “the absence of dramatic social changes in the nation’s internal life”… [Read More…]
The brilliance of Snow(den) – Congratulations Laura Poitras!
I do not believe that Ed Snowden is just an ordinary person as he insists. He is exceptional as are Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. Yet it is equally difficult to translate that truth to the realm of the ordinary; that is, to foster the kind of support that builds the indefatigable Hydra that Snowden alludes to in describing his own role… [Read More…]