IS THIS SPIRITUAL WARFARE?

IMAGE: STANDING STONES (detail) by Catherine Forsayeth A former colleague gets in touch. He and his wife have been teaching at an international school in Kuala Lumpur for the last ten years or so. Now they have been told that if they will not comply with the school’s vaccination policy, they will be let go […]

The PLAGUE WINDOWS

“First, a strict spatial partitioning: the closing of the town and its outlying districts, a prohibition to leave the town on pain of death, the killing of all stray animals; the division of the town into distinct quarters, each governed by an intendant. Each street is placed under the authority of a syndic, who keeps it under surveillance; if he leaves the street, he will be condemned to death. On the appointed day, everyone is ordered to stay indoors: it is forbidden to leave on pain of death.”