My first real encounter with the Thought Police. This essay, part of a series applying Jean Baudrillard’s simulation theory to contemporary events, has been suppressed by WordPress. The piece evoked a series of mass-shootings in 2011-12, viewing them in the light of the document usually referred to as The Report from Iron Mountain. It sketched a timeline […]
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ENTER: CYNTHIA, QUEEN of the HUNT On 20th April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a British Petroleum oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded, killing eleven workers and unleashing an oil leak of volcanic proportions five thousand feet below the surface. By the time […]
From The Cave and the Light, by Arthur Herman. Chapter 16: Aristotle, Machiavelli, and the Paradoxes of Liberty History teaches us what human beings are like in reality rather than what we would like them to be. And when we deal with the sum total of history’s record, high-minded ideals like those of Plato’s Philosopher […]
ON THE POSSIBILITY AND DESIRABILITY OF PEACE In 1967, a book was published by Dial Press which purported to be the report of a secret government commission, leaked by one of its members. Entitled The Report from Iron Mountain – On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, the book exposes the kind of thinking, cold, […]