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Some Lines from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

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Why Barack Obama is On His Way to Winning Virginia

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Beating Our Swords into Ploughshares?: John Gray, Barack Obama, and the Utopian Imagination

  John Gray, Professor of European thought at the London School of Economics, has this rather sharp take on utopianism in his book, Black Mass (2007): The pursuit of a condition of harmony defines utopian thought and discloses its basic … Continue reading

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Jacob and the angel–or Enkidu and Gilgamesh

The Gilgamesh Epic embodies the tensions between order and wildness, not in the gods Apollo and Dionysus, as Nietzsche claims that the ancient Greeks do, but in the god-like characters of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Gilgamesh is a city-dwelling ruler of a … Continue reading

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