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Tag Archives: Milos Forman
Are free market solutions the answer to public policy problems? A very divisive question to be sure. Much appears to depend on the degree of income disparity society is willing to tolerate, the level of corporate welfare taxpayers are willing … Continue reading
There has been a lot of ink spilled for Vaclav Havel, most all of it favorable. He was deeply Western; acculturated to rock music and American culture in general, and a willing actor to boot communism into the dust-bin, greatly … Continue reading
The ideology of dissent as dominant motif for post-modernism…An excerpt from a piece by Slavoj Zizek on the John Keane biography of Vaclav Havel. A kind or ironic situation which seems to be of recurring consistency in that the inherent … Continue reading
Take this bohemian artist, an icon of the counter-culture from the top shelf of the Czech Republic’s pre-communist era and you can concoct a recipe for bourgeois decadence and the commodification of dissent. Havel was almost the tailor made candidate … Continue reading
Goya’s life was split in two near its midpoint by an illness that very nearly killed him when he was forty-six years old. If he had died, he would have left a large body of work establishing him as one … Continue reading