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Daily Archives: November 3, 2009

The Rise of the Neuronovel

by Marco Roth from n+1 The last dozen years or so have seen the emergence of a new strain within the Anglo-American novel. What has been variously referred to as the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein [...]
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A ton of Godard films (and more) to download

Trixxx features a staggering collection of films by J-L Goddard – and more.
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Atheism in Christianity: "Only an atheist can be a good Christian; only a Christian can be a good atheist"

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in conjunction with Verso Press Saturday 17 October 2009 In the long unavailable Atheism in Christianity, Ernst Bloch provides an original historical examination of Christianity in an attempt to find its social roots. He pursues a detailed study of the Bible and its long standing fascination for “ordinary and unimportant” people. In [...]
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A Dry Black Veil

by Brian Dilon from Cabinet By the last decades of the nineteenth century, an obscuring perplex of ideas regarding dust hung above the inhabitants of the European city like overlapping clouds, variously threatening or inspiring with the weight of knowledge, quantity of filth, or degree of infection they contained. London, especially—having only lately escaped a mid-century cholera [...]
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The Revolution Will Not be Televised

A mighty interesting documentary about the fall and rise, again, of Hugo Chavez. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary [...]
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America, stop sucking up to Israel

by Gideon Levy from Haaretz Before no other country on the planet does the United States kneel and plead like this. In other trouble spots, America takes a different tone. It bombs in Afghanistan, invades Iraq and threatens sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Did anyone in Washington consider begging Saddam Hussein to withdraw from occupied territory [...]
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Patrick Tyler Discusses the Middle East with Lewis Lapham

Patrick Tyler is chief correspondent for The New York Times and the author, most recently, of A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East–from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Listen to the discussion below: [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/patrick-tyler-twit.mp3]
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Kierkegaard on the Couch

by Gordon Marino from The New York Times All progress paves over some bit of knowledge or washes away some valuable practice. Within a few years, e-mail and Twitter moved the art of letter writing to the trash bin. And in an age when all psychic life is being understood in terms of neurotransmitters, the art of [...]
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