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Political pornography flourishes only when the governed increasingly lose respect for the institutions of government. It is the people, the mass of people, who choose to tolerate or remain indifferent to political pornography. Societies, not governments, are responsible for political … Continue reading
Freud said of folk tales that they contain “the dreams of the human race.” One of these dreams is about the simple good prevailing over the subtle wicked. Most of the stories that the Grimm brothers collected are lay moral … Continue reading
“A still further step can and must be taken, however, before we still have reached the bounds of the problem. Myth, as the psychoanalysts declare, is not a mess of errors; myth is a picture language. But the language has … Continue reading
“So that by that time the Grimm brothers arrived to began their collection, much material had overlain the remote mythology of the early tribes. Tales from thee four quarters, inventions from every level of society and all stages of Western … Continue reading
”Whether such pronouncement represented genuine alarm or rhetorical posturing is difficult to say, but the authorities certainly took slander seriously. On may 28, 1649, the Parlement of Paris tried to restore order in the capital by threatening to hang anyone … Continue reading