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The sad times of Ayn Rand

November 1, 2017

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“There’s a method to his madness” Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2. Advertisements

Marx return from the future

July 22, 2015

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Yanis Varoufakis recounts how the “repugnant” european crisis drove him to become an “erratic marxist”. At a time when neoliberals have ensnared the majority in their theoretical tentacles, regurgitating incessantly the ideology of enhancing labour productivity in an effort to enhance competitiveness with a view to creating ‘growth’ etc., Marx’s analysis offers a powerful antidote. […]

The lasting influence of Schopenhauer

July 4, 2012

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In times when life is easy, the economy looks buoyant and the future seems to be rosy, the media use to spread the work of thinkers confident in the power of reason and spiritual values. On the contrary, in times of crisis, when politicians and economists turn to be cynical and show their lack of […]

Bradbury’s nightmare revisited

June 6, 2012

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I was never a fan of Bradbury. But I had to recall his compelling metaphor in Fahrenheit 451 last April, when a turmoil aroused in Argentina following a sudden restriction on imported books and magazines. While the government probably was trying to save some bucks imposing controls on the tons of non-sold magazines regularly shipped […]

Christopher Hitchens and the “New Atheism”

December 18, 2011

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The death of Hitchens stirred a handful of pro and con commentaries, which suits well the style of his own interventions in political and cultural matters. Two of his traits seem to gather coincidence: the quality of his English writing (which I’m not able to judge) and the integrity  of his adherence to his atheism […]

The Hope is gone, but OWS is coming

November 17, 2011

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When I was asked to illustrate an article about the problems faced by Obama that render him overwhelmed I couldn’t help it but remembered the Time magazine’s cover that shocked me out back in 1978: A few days later, as I started reading a longtime procrastinated book by Harold Bloom (Omen of Millennium, translated into […]

Jews, Zionism and conspiracy theories

July 15, 2011

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Sergio Bergman (2nd from right) is an Argentine rabbi of frequent media appearances who associated himself with local center-right politicians. He endorsed the movement headed by Mr. Blumberg (who’s son died when kidnapped) for “security” against marginalized youngsters. Then organized an NGO to raise money from wealthy Jews and contend in the community elections. Last […]