Category Archives: Trump and Women

The Persistence of Reality

Philip K. Dick put it this way – “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” He would say something like that. He wrote science fiction, but science fiction that was more than science fiction … Continue reading

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The Next Enlightenment

The modern world began in the eighteenth century with The Enlightenment – the Age of Reason – roughly between 1715, the year that Louis XIV died, and 1789, the beginning of the French Revolution. The idea was new. Reason was the primary … Continue reading

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Pavane for a Dead Princess

fIt seems that Princess Leia checked out just before Jabba the Hutt – that giant talking testicle to which she had once been chained – was about to become our president. She didn’t choke him to death with that chain … Continue reading

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The Silent Woman

Donald Trump has a problem with women, but this sort of thing has been going on a long time. In 1609, Ben Jonson gave us Epicœne, or The Silent Woman – a mistaken-identity comedy about a wealthy old man with … Continue reading

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