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karl marx: romanticism of the angry moralist

The many faces of Karl Marx. We know of the revolutionary, the prophet, the historian and the philosopher. But he had one another: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… Karl Marx…But ultimately of course, … Continue reading

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karl marx: school yard bully

Karl Marx in London: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …The official name of KarlMarx’s circle was the German Workers’ Educational Society, and the educational aspect was taken seriously even when it had nothing … Continue reading

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diplacing man from the middle

Nicolaus Copernicus. He was called “incomparable astronomer” and was immensely respected, though controversial.After all, he displace man from the center of the universe as he pushed earth out of its traditional place; the pre-Copernican cosmos was generally held to consist … Continue reading

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somebody’s baby

The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and extensively influenced by … Continue reading

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next time diego staggers home late…

by Art Chantry: I’m going back to only posting things i find in the real world and scan myself. i have to admit i was totally fooled by this….referring to the fact that the pistol was chopped off on the … Continue reading

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leon trotsky: hipster

Member of the rat pack. The poster is almost ninety years old and does evoke a Trotsky as a sort of hipster of the digital age; rappy, street savvy, beat box man who bears a smattering of resemblance to Sammy … Continue reading

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a marxist built for 2

Trotsky in love. Whatever his initial motivations, Bronstein’s revolutionary career began under appropriately romantic auspices. He was introduced by school friends into a radical discussion group conducted by a self-educated Czech gardener named Franz Shvigovsky. Though the group’s subversive activities … Continue reading

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watching paint dry

There used to be a lot of decorative painting classes at one time, the great idea that the artist required no technical drawing skills or imagination to create a design. Just use tracing paper and graphite paper and bingo you … Continue reading

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just above the knees

Syrupy sentimentality dished out in soup ladles is not enough. Kitsch alone cannot explain the enduring allure or at least interest in Norman Rockwell’s work. According to Donald Kuspit in his article “Art Values or Money Values” , Rockwell works … Continue reading

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boutique atheism : babel banter

What are the limits of scientific rationalism? But what actually is atheism, besides an ecological and scientific dirt disher despite Chris Hitchens ¬†perhaps stuck in limbo, a purgatory of the missionary position somewhere in rhetorical rebuttal to the anal perversions … Continue reading

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