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To Kill a Mockingbird

Back in ancient times, I was about to graduate from high school. I had obtained, through what means I no longer remember, a pamphlet (as I recall) entitled something to this effect: “Books everyone should have read before they attend college.” Since I was headed to college in the fall, I set about reading what […]

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Julian Jaynes book created a stir when it came out in 1976. That has essentially not changed. It remains controversial but most agree that at it’s worst, it has sparked investigation in several new areas that he pointed to, as well as creating an atmosphere of interdisciplinary interaction as he touches upon so contributing factors […]

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance

This is one of many of Noam Chomsky’s works, this written in 2003.While it precedes much of the Iranian war obviously, it strikes a note that reinforces what we have come to know as the history of that fiasco. Noam Chomsky is professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT. His research is impeccable and exhausting […]