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Marshall McLuhan on Tools and History

We shape our tools, then our tools shape us.   Marshall McLuhan   [ cialisis in canada | generic pack viagra | buy cialis viagra | where to buy viagra online | cheap viagra online | viagra discount codes | hydrochlorothiazide cialis | viagra capsules…

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Donald Barthelme on the Writer’s Task

The writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do.   Donald Barthelme   [ indian cialis | alternative viagra external | how to make viagra | cialis buy | viagra affects on women | buy viagra germany canadian meds…

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Theodor Adorno on the Relation Between Art and Ideology

The greatness of works of art lies solely in their power to let those things be heard which ideology conceals.   Theodor Adorno [ mapuche viagra | can i get viagra in mexico | viagra discount | viagra wholesalers | buy pfizer viagra online |…

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Robert Byron on the Problem of Nationalism 1937: Sound Familiar?

Somebody must trespass on the taboos of modern nationalism in the interests of human reason. Business can’t. Diplomacy won’t. It has to be people like us.   Robert Byron “The Road to Oxiana” (1937)   [ professional cialis | discount brand name cialis | pink…

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The William T. Vollman Take on American Experience: Desire

My critique of America remains fundamentally incoherent…All I know is that although I live a freer life than many people, I want to be freer still. I’m sometimes positively dazzled with longing for a better way of being. What is it that I need?  …

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Remembering James Salter

There is something greater than the life of the cities, greater than money or possessions; there is a manhood that can never be taken away. For this, one gives everything James Salter:  “Solo Faces” Not at first, and not until you accept that you are…

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The George Saunders Take on American Experience: Freedom

How can anyone be truly free in a country as violent and stupid as ours?   George Saunders “The Braindead Megaphone”   [ gnc viagra | buy viagra woman | cialis online without prescription | cialis from mexico | purchase sildenafil citrate | gerchu.phpbbx.de viagra…

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William S. Burroughs on Worthless Lying Bastards

We have been abandoned here on this planet ruled by lying bastards of modest brain power. No sense. Not a tiny modicum of good intentions. Lying worthless bastards.   William S. Burroughs Journal, May 26, 1997 [ cialis canadian | buy real viagra without prescription…

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Heilbroner on the Capitalist Revolution

The effect of this immense revolution (Capitalism) is always the same: established rights of direct access to one’s own product were replaced by new rights by which peasants and workers were legally excluded from access to their means of livelihood. Only by understanding that the…

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Pain (2) by Jim Harrison

  We don’t have to let go of Jim Harrison.  His poetry remains.  But Jim, my companion over many years, you said it well.   Pain (2) by Jim Harrison   Pain is at the steering wheel swerving left and right for a year now….

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