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Philip Guston, Untitled, 1971, Ink on paper, 26.7 x 35.2 cm = 10 1/2 x 13 7/8 in, Private Collection. © The Estate of Philip Guston, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth [GUSTO77446]

In a number of Philip Guston’s more than 100 cartoon-style drawings of Richard Nixon, which are currently on view at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York City, the former President’s nose and jowls are transformed into a cock and balls (or scrotum).[1] We can understand that Guston, in his sixties, was making his way […]

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Dancing Trees, Unknown Location. Björn Olsson

On freedom, competition, and the flowering of our species By William Eaton Note: This is the first in a planned series of articles and essays related to conflict—political, economic, social, artistic, internal, . . .   Among the early spring-flowering trees the dogwood, Cornus florida, is unrivaled in beauty. It usually grows 15 to 25 […]

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Immigration Overload-Nogales

In the midst of the heated debate on U.S. immigration policy, Erika Eichelberger’s article for Mother Jones stands out for a new critique. Eichelberger observes that migrant children might be better treated if the United States would have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of the treaty’s largest provisions (Article 3) urges countries to act in […]

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From Paul Kelly, Zeteo Chief Copy Editor 11 September 2012 I read in today’s Guardian about proposed UK legislation regarding evidence given in civil trials of those claiming damages against the government for rendition and the abuse suffered in those places of confinement, including but not limited to Guantanamo Bay. The new legislation would allow […]

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The Price of Uranium: the Congo and Hammarsköld By Paul Kelly There is a common theme in Congolese history: the same exploitative impulse which defined King Léopold’s Congo, carried on in spite of independence, and has continued unbroken to this day. The biggest losers throughout have been the Congolese people; the biggest winners, the multinational […]

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A Syrian man holds lifeless body of his son, killed by Syrian Army, Aleppo, Syria, October 3, 2013, photo by Manu Brabo - AP

The Price of Uranium: the Congo and Hammarsköld By Paul Kelly There is a common theme in Congolese history: the same exploitative impulse which defined King Léopold’s Congo, carried on in spite of independence, and has continued unbroken to this day. The biggest losers throughout have been the Congolese people; the biggest winners, the multinational […]

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February 8, 2017

How does the slogan “man is a wolf to man” fit in with your later, somewhat hopeful image of camaraderie in the class struggle? I mean, if your starting assessment of human nature is correct, then doesn’t the class struggle actually come down to one group of savage beasts fighting another, the exploited class merely comprising those wolves with less opportunity to express their lupine ferocity? And don’t the exploiters no less than the exploited regularly turn against one another, so that besides the strife of classes, there is also the strife of each wolf against every other wolf? Wha...

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The Price of Uranium: the Congo and Hammarsköld By Paul Kelly There is a common theme in Congolese history: the same exploitative impulse which defined King Léopold’s Congo, carried on in spite of independence, and has continued unbroken to this day. The biggest losers throughout have been the Congolese people; the biggest winners, the multinational […]

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December 13, 2016

Any doubts I may have had have been thoroughly quashed.

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Bakewell on Sartre: “Of course, he was monstrous. He was self-indulgent, demanding, bad-tempered. … I disagree with quite a lot in Sartre. But then there is the question of ‘character’—and Sartre is full of character. He bursts out on side sides with energy, peculiarity, generosity, and communicativeness.”

The Price of Uranium: the Congo and Hammarsköld By Paul Kelly There is a common theme in Congolese history: the same exploitative impulse which defined King Léopold’s Congo, carried on in spite of independence, and has continued unbroken to this day. The biggest losers throughout have been the Congolese people; the biggest winners, the multinational […]

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November 29, 2016

What a nice review ! I've read Bakewell and admire her courage and skill in mixing biography and philosophy in such an attractive way -- and I admire your skill in presenting the figures and themes of existentialism in an equally attractive way ! Mazel tov !

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