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Roland Barthes once claimed that a society produces images, splices of mythologies peddled, as magical instruments to enforce a social order.All nations have their founding mythologies, the necessary illusions that maintain the social hierarchy. In Israel, it was conquering and … Continue reading
A remnant people trying to tailor a fine suit out of rags. The solitary wanderer in his brand name estate. The concept of Judaism rests as an affirmation of the Diaspora and a rejection, in principle of Zionism, which can … Continue reading
State of exception. Land of confusion. It can be plausibly be asserted that Zionism has been intertwined in racial identity issues since its modern incarnation that began before Herzl. The hierarchy and pecking order, the old tropes of status and … Continue reading
Could poetry be written after Auschwitz? Theodor Adorno’s famous assertion did not necessarily mean that no poetry could be created about the holocaust. Its a touchy grey zone; a metaphorical voyage of the damned where like Odysseus you tie yourself … Continue reading