Tag Archives: Putin’s Motives

The Elusive Principle of the Thing

Crimea is gone, or Crimea has come home. It all depends on your point of view. Crimea has been part of the Ukraine since 1954, when as a “symbolic gesture” – marking the three hundredth anniversary of Ukraine becoming a … Continue reading

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Magic Realism in Everyday Life

Nostalgia is fine, but some decades should be forgotten. Old folks know this. The sixties, for example, were epic, but the seventies brought us Disco and polyester leisure suits and young women with feathered Farrah Fawcett hair out to forever, … Continue reading

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That Conspiracy of Cartographers

Angry old white men, retired and on Medicare, and drawing Social Security, and getting a pension check each month, from back in the days when there were such things as fixed pensions – and the company hadn’t cheated and used … Continue reading

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