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A.Z. Foreman
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Daemones Angelique
The demons are more beautiful than angels. They have no qualms of plastic surgery. Their hair is stylish. They need not wear white. Their black survives through Labor day and Easter. Their wings swing into vogue as a tattoo. Their gossamer a thread in cashm...

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Romanophony
There are fun exploitable ambiguities, like how Russian Romani činel means both "cut down, mow" and "write." Or how English "enjoin" means itself and its opposite. But then there are ambiguities that confuse me, make it impossible to know what you mean, and...

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Ideologies
When ideology is your alpha and your omega, when you are willing not only to believe an ideology but believe in it, abiding any charismatic charlatan or intellectual hipster if it will be of service not necessarily to the world but to the worldview, sacrifi...

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A curious irony
For Marx and Engels, Russia was the reactionary behemoth and America was the great hope of liberation. This is not something they teach you at school. In either country.

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A Strange Case
The tale of Zionism and Fascism in the pre-war 30s is a weird, unpleasant and contradictory one. Parts of it have been told well enough, but not the whole. Very different historians have had very different ways of telling it very badly. This is in part beca...

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Obi Wanna Go Craycray
I do not think Obi Wan is well. In Star Wars IV, he looks at R2D2 and says "I don't seem to remember ever owning a droid." I contend that this is a sign that he was coming undone, and was only saved from the more obvious signs of psychotic senility by Vader...

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Genesis, by Francis Carsiac
Genesis By Francis Carsac Translated from French by A.Z. Foreman The ship circled the planet for the seventh time: vast desolate expanses, tremendously stirless mountains, empty plains. A lifeless and absolutely sterile world, it seemed, much like its only ...

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Another Day in the Life, by Marcel Battin
Another Day In The Life By Marcel Battin (1958) Translated from French by A.Z. Foreman I wanna go play with my brother, so when mom says I gotta go check the traps I say "genetic" to her and of course she smacks me like she always does when I say a bad word...

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The Question, by Gérard Klein
The Question By Gérard Klein Translated from French by A.Z. Foreman Of course our programming of the first intelligent robot included the three Campbell-Asimov laws, somewhat deceptively labeled the "laws of Robotics." When the robot awoke, before making th...

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Concernant Monsieur Schmoe et Monsieur Doe
"The Average American" I weary of this hypothesized being, this figmentation dragooned out of unreality into debates about reality. As if they actually existed in a meaningful way. Americans are polarized, unequal and do not get their information from the s...
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