BY JOHN Ó MAOILEARCAProfessor of film studies at Kingston University, London Equality and inequality are fast becoming commonplace themes, given our straitened times and recent efforts to uncover not only the vast social inequities around us but also the origins of such inequality. One could wax on about the unequal distribution of monetary wealth, or … More Thinking In Equality: On Laruelle’s Democracy of Thought
BY DAVID M. KRUEGER Pope Francis has arrived in the U.S. and is soon to arrive here in Philadelphia, a city that carries the moniker the “Birthplace of America.” The nation’s founding documents might have been signed here, but something that isn’t so obvious to those familiar with America’s establishment is that there is a … More The Kensington Rune Stone Legend and the Catholic Church
The author’s mother, wearing glasses and proper attire, at a public event. This is the fourth part of a series by writer Catherine Madison on growing up in the army around the midcentury. Madison’s father spent three years as a prisoner of war in North Korea in the 1950s.Part One: The rules.Part Two: The moves.Part … More Growing up an army brat: The silence.
BY GRANT FARREDCornell University I’ve been living with Martin Heidegger for a while now. Longer, I suppose, than I could accurately tell. At some point, maybe ten or so years ago, I turned to Heidegger and since then I have been unable to get away from him. And, as if to intensify that truth, I … More Living with the ghost of Martin Heidegger
The 1963 cheerleading squad of Broome Junior High in Rockville, Maryland.The author is in the back row, second from left. This is the third installment in a series on growing up in the army by writer Catherine Madison, whose father spent three years as a prisoner of war in North Korea in the 1950s.Part One: … More Growing up an army brat: The friends.
Part of Catherine Madison’s childhood doll collection, unpacked after 40 years,which managed to survive so many moves. This is the second installment in a series by Catherine Madison, whose father spent three hellish years as a POW in Korea.Part One: The rules. ——- BY CATHERINE MADISON “Where are you from?” It’s such an innocent, ageless … More Growing up an army brat: The moves.
Our extended family in front of our quarters in Landstuhl, Germany, 1960.My father is wearing his hat. I’m on the left, dressed up in saddle shoes. BY CATHERINE MADISON By the time I was in the fourth grade, in 1959, I understood that my father was not like the rest of us. Of course he … More Growing up an army brat: The rules.