Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Notes from Nowhere: Erewhon’s Prophetic Foresight

Review of Erewhon by Samuel Butler “Reason uncorrected by instinct is as bad as instinct uncorrected by reason.”[1] —Samuel Butler As a work of social satire, Erewhon[2] is sheer genius, packed with perceptive, often hilarious insights into human nature. As … Continue reading

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The Soul Medicine of Poetry

Given the incredible pressure lockdown is putting on people, it’s no wonder many of them are turning to poetry for a sense of meaning in their cramped, constrained lives. Hopefully this renewed interest in what had become all but a … Continue reading

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Ethics, Propaganda and Civilization Part 2

The Ethics of Civilization So where does all this leave us? Having taken ourselves to the very depths of social, economic and political collapse, what remains as tools for us to rebuild? I would argue that it has to begin … Continue reading

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