Monthly Archives: July 2014

Nature is Not Great: Platonov’s Dialectical Nature

My summer reading, Oxana Timofeeva, History of Animals, has been immensely enjoyable. There were many highlights, but the most exciting sections were where Oxana excerpts from Andrei Platonov’s work: Nature is not great, it is not abundant. Or it is … Continue reading

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Value Critique and ‘Anti-German’ Communism

Over the last ten years I’ve far too frequently found myself in the rather awkward position of trying to explain the phenomenon of ‘anti-German communism’ or the anti-Deutsch to the mystified through a series of anecdotes and only passing and … Continue reading

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For Cameron

You Jorge Luis Borges In all the world, one man has been born, one man has died. To insist otherwise is nothing more than statistics, an impossible extension. No less impossible than bracketing the smell of rain with your dream … Continue reading

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