When the restrictions under which we lived for two years were largely revoked in March 2022, the Great Reset of Western capitalism that was initiated in September 2019 was not revoked with them. On the contrary, the temporary removal of our rights and freedoms under lockdown is in the process
In Martin Amis’ The Zone of Interest (2014), set in a Nazi death camp, the Commander, Paul Doll, has his wife, Hannah, and two daughters living with him in the “zone,” where the smell of rotting flesh from the mass graves functions as a persistent clue that things have gone
Der Zauberlehrling (1797) is the title of a famous ballad by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a re-telling of an ancient Egyptian myth that was later put to music by the French composer, Paul Dukas, in his orchestral scherzo L’Apprenti sorcier (1897). The latter was chosen for the title of
Narcissism and its associated abuse; control, manipulation, greed, exploitation of power, an audacious sense of entitlement to name a few traits, has been the bedrock of our societies for thousands of years. Different people will relate to it from different experiences of various aspects of life, but whether these manipulative,
Confusion, amusement, and dismay as France’s minister for finance writes and publishes an erotic novel while still in office.
Belgian psychologist Mattias Desmet published his book The Psychology of Totalitarianism in June 2022. The book brings attention to the need to understand our own psychology in this time of global crisis. It outlines the process of mass formation by which the masses find themselves to be hypnotized members of
The real story behind the widespread Environmental Concern, Communitarianism, Sustainable Development and other buzz words like Circular Economy, Ecology and social Equity.
Today – 3rd of January 2023 – marks Professor JRR Tolkien’s one-hundred and thirty-first birthday. This is strangely significant as ‘131’ is the same age that Bilbo Baggins was when he was gifted passage aboard one of the last ships to Valinor, when he, Frodo and Gandalf sailed west to the
With the lifting of the thousands of regulations by which our lives were ruled for two long years there has been an understandable desire to believe that the coronavirus ‘crisis’ is over and we will return to something like an albeit new normal. But as new crises have sprung up
So, the censorship of my latest book, The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol.
'the best single work of science fiction yet written' Ursula K. LeGuin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness
It is 20 years since the premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
In lieu of writing reviews of their own books – with the exception of Walt Whitman, who did that with Leaves of Grass – writers often write introductions or prefaces. The purpose of such introductions is to give the prospective readers a sense of what to expect in the pages that follow,
Mark Crispin Miller has helped to create a publishing company with a 'Forbidden Bookshelf' where books are chosen for e-book publication based on having critical truths to tell but have in many ways been marginalized and suppressed by the Deep State. How would our world be different if we overcame
Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?” Rodriguez, “Cause” It’s not funny, that’s for sure. When I went to see Joker, the new Todd Philips’ film, there were five other people in the theater in the liberal, up-scale tourist town