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Deadly Fascination: The Allure of Game of Thrones

The Allure of Psychopathy Why are people so fascinated by psychopaths? Judging by the runaway success of the HBO series Game of Thrones, which features a cast largely populated by psychopaths, the allure at this moment in history seems greater … Continue reading

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The Atomization of Dissent Pt. 2

Part Two: Social Media Fans the Flames of Narcissism Traditional social networks have been breaking down, putting the cohesiveness of social activism at great risk. Writing for OpenDemocracy.net, Michael Edwards notes that labour unions in the US declined by 43 percent … Continue reading

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The Atomization of Dissent Pt. 1

Part One: Has Civil Discourse Become Outdated? INTRODUCTION: To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this blog—to the day—I’m publishing this essay, which was originally submitted to the annual Dalton Camp Award, a $10,000 prize for writing that links journalism and … Continue reading

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The New Mythology is the Old Mythology Pt. 2

“Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.” —Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth The Hero’s Journey Comes Full Circle Both sci-fi and fantasy—today’s ‘speculative fiction’—can claim an ancient lineage. It’s not hard to hear echoes of humanity’s … Continue reading

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Chameleonfire Book Club Pt. 3: The Narcissism Epidemic

Every once in awhile you come across a book that could be called a Foundational Text, a book that so cuts to the heart of societal malaise you wonder that you never thought of the idea yourself. Often you did … Continue reading

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