Tag Archives: Myth of Sisyphus

The Absurd Choice

There’s no quick fix. There’s no good choice. In November it will be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. She’s plodding and conventional, if not a bit boring, with an extensive list of quite reasonable detailed policy positions that no one … Continue reading

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Toward a Unified Theory of Trump

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” Albert Camus liked to get down to the basics, so that’s how he opened his famous 1942 essay. The Myth of Sisyphus dismissed pretty much all of Western … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Parlor Tricks

World-weariness is rhetorically and socially useful. You know how that goes. Assume an air of world-weariness – you’ve seen it all before and anyone who is all excited and enthusiastic, or are in a panic asking if the sky is really … Continue reading

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