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No Self-Mockery, Please, We’re American

Terry Eagleton, The Chronicle Review, July 1, 2013 This is an amusing and controversial take by literary theorist and critic Terry Eagleton on the strengths and weaknesses of ‘American collective identity’ (whatever that is …), especially as compared – a … Continue reading

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Embrace your inner contradictions and those of the world

These are some highlights from Joss Whedon’s recent commencement address via Brain Pickings. He focuses on how contradictions constitute our very identity and that of the world, and encourages us to accept and cherish them as our ‘greatest gift.’ This … Continue reading

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