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steven-belanger's picture
Dec.03.2011
photo: Famous scene from Apocalypse Now, on http://www.rotaryaction.com/pages/apocalypse.html   (this is a continuation of another post, which you can find here)   2.  Look at the above list of works.  Most of them are about the monster within.  To borrow from Rousseau...
steven-belanger's picture
Dec.01.2011
Photo: Man Who Laughs, Conrad Veidt     A few quick snippets that occurred to me today about this seminal work:   1.  I was wondering today why so many works circa 1890-1900 centered around the mask we wear to keep apart the good and bad parts of our nature--or, rather, that...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Sep.12.2011
What is interesting to note about Communism is that it needed capitalism to rear its ugly head. Throughout human history, people were deemed to be born into various classes. A man, a family, a group of people inhabited higher or lower places in society depending in many ways upon vague, and...
ugonna-wachuku's picture
Jul.10.2009
Prologue "Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains." ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau "The desire to be as civil as possible is a deep motive for the contemplative life." ~M. Scott Peck In Geneva today, the human creative spirit is not in chains. One is invited to let one's...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Apr.24.2009
Rousseau cautioned in his writings that the way to true happiness was to walk the middle path, virtu, not too much of one or the other. I wonder sometimes if his advice was self-directed. I mean, he was a writer and a philosopher, the double whammy. The likelihood of falling down Alice's...