Monthly Archives: December 2014

Orwell against mistreatment of prisoners

My last post concernted St. George as an avenger for justice, and in this month,¬†as we process the Senate’s release of the Torture Report, another English George with similar convictions comes to mind. From an unpublished letter of George Orwell … Continue reading

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“My Friend George”

Lou Reed, I read in the Times, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April. Various questions arise, of course, chief among which are, Isn’t he already in there? (yes, as a member of the … Continue reading

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The Eroticism of the Gettysburg Address

The androgyne of Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Republic is a deeply comic myth on the nature of eros, one that has been put to music in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (see below). I have long wondered whether the strange … Continue reading

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Protected: Mine 21 documentary maybe?

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Posted in Classics, Sewanee, The South, Trees & Flowers