This is the decisive decade for humankind and other species. We tackle dire trends now. Or we face a bleak future in which our constricted pandemic life now becomes the norm for all but the wealthiest. Our rational and technological prowess, in combination with market-based power structures, has brought us to the brink of catastrophe. Can movement politics be part of a solution?
Martin Luther King’s observation in the late 1960s regarding the black rebellion in the United States remains sadly pertinent. Continue reading
Set into motion by the horrors of the slave trade, this brilliant first novel has much to say about the human condition. Continue reading
NOTES FOR A LECTURE
Camus’ THE OUTSIDER is a novel of ideas set in colonial Algeria about 1942. To understand this novel’s deep meaning, we can usefully begin by considering its dramatic ending. Continue reading
Notes For a Lecture
The central conundrum at the heart of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is: Why does Marlowe, the narrator, so admire the brutal Kurtz, as do others in the story [such as the Russian trader, the general manager]? Continue reading