I keep saying I have vanquished Reeducation but it is never quite true. Now, however, I think I have it by the gonads. (I hope to drive up my hit count by saying gonad.) If a degree and practicum were optional, if all that were absolutely required were to pass an exam, I would study … More How Was It for You? Terrible! And for You?
Much popular advice on handling emotional bullies is misguided, among other ways in that it replicates the bullying by placing the burden on victims and making them doubt themselves. That, I suspect, is partly because our culture sanctions bullying, and partly because it is really hard to understand if one is not familiar with it … More On Handling Emotional Bullies: Open Thread
From the Geneaology of Morals: The “well-born” simply felt themselves the “happy”; they did not have to manufacture their happiness artificially through looking at their enemies, or in cases to talk and lie themselves into happiness (as is the custom with all resentful men); and similarly, complete men as they were, exuberant with strength, and … More For St. George’s Day: Friedrich Nietzche
I am paid, so my strike is resolved! All my links are now legitimate! Although I may not post daily the rest of this summer, and although I am working and behind and not feeling entirely jubilant, it is the weekend, so we will sing! On YouTube, this song links to many other fascinating, historic … More Work Song
Negotiations have taken a positive turn and I may go off strike soon. If I do I will still reserve the right not to post daily until after Labor Day, since I have ended up posting a great deal while on strike. Today I am located at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians because, … More Grand Village
White vignettes from different eras. I – In An Office Phone: Ring! Ring! [PZ expects the IT man and answers, but it is the Blackguard.] Blackguard: I want you to do this. I will support you and vote for it but I want you to do it. I want you to do it because you … More Gone Fishing. Honk If You See Da Whiteman.
I am still on strike, but it is St. John’s Day, one of the best days. This post was written over a month ago and thus predates some recently published revelations. It is anachronistic in that way. The reading, however, has permanent relevance, as it is an academic article on Adorno. Adorno’s concept of the … More Strike Resource for St. John’s Day: Adorno and the Authoritarian Personality
I am on strike, so we will read this important book review, brought to my attention by my Facebook Friend, Mike. It is a good review of a book which is obviously good for my research, both academic and artistic, and even better for Clio Bluestocking’s research, as it concerns slavery and wage slavery in … More On Wage Slavery. On Early Republican Baltimore. Several Things Academics Should Realize. Mario Vargas Llosa.
I am still on strike, but I am announcing that the weather is still lovely and that it is going to be a good day. I keep forgetting that it is now safe to get up in the morning and just do things. Normally I only think this is safe in out of town, safer … More More on the Question of Invalidation
…so as to drive up my hit count while I am on strike. We are going to talk about sex but it is also Juneteenth, in celebration of which I am Twittering about one of my ancestral homes. As one of the anthropologists studying it says, “It wasn’t a romantic, nice place to live. . … More Let’s Talk About Sex … and the Levees