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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

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 […]

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 […]

Schopenhauer and my will

September 24, 2010

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This year 9-11 was very special for me. I was scheduled for surgery (hernia) for months and wanted to make completion of all the tasks that would not be able to meet later. To my surprise, two weeks before, I had some urgent work proposals from several points of the globe. This meant to do intensive exchange […]

Of myths, heroes and sports

May 28, 2010

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Note: This translated version of the originally published in Spanish by the “Rio Negro” daily of Argentina was slightly adapted for non Argentinean readers. The last paragraph became edited for “space needs” and added here. The Media turned the athletes into the mythical heroes of our time, displacing the Great Men with which the secular […]

Kant, Hume, Hobbes

July 22, 2009

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Click to enlarge This is my first contribution to the Literary Suplement of Pagina 12 daily in Buenos Aires. The article is a review of a book (in fact, a compilation) about how some writers told the last days of some philosophers.