Tag Archives: Apocalyptic Thinking

Crazy for Israel

The world is a wonderful, various place. Grow up in Pittsburgh and do college in the empty middle of Ohio, and then do graduate school in the South – if North Carolina counts as the South – then teach English … Continue reading

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Considering the End of the World

There’s something nicely apocalyptic about Hollywood. There’s that last scene in the Nathanael West novel Day of the Locust – that’s where it all burns to the ground, all of Hollywood, and then all of Los Angeles, as the hapless and emblematic … Continue reading

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The End-Times Down-Low Blues

Peter Pan said he never wanted to grow up, and pop psychology has identified that as the Peter Pan Syndrome – not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Apocalyptic

Tuesday, August 23 – now that was some day – there was wall-to-wall coverage of the Rebel Alliance basically chasing Gadhafi out of Tripoli. Yeah, all day long the cable news folks kept calling them the Rebel Alliance. But it … Continue reading

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It’s Always the End of the World Somewhere

We live in apocalyptic end-of-the-world times – but we always live in apocalyptic end-of-the-world times. That’s just how we think, and maybe we’re all just drama queens, fighting our quite ordinary and cyclical rather meaningless woes by pretending they are … Continue reading

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The End of the World as We Know It

People love to be scared – safely – or to consider the end of everything – as long as it happens to someone else, or only sort of maybe could happen to us all, but not really. Out here in … Continue reading

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