Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Borrowed Pen and Thought Crime

“Plagiarism, which many people commonly think has to do with copyright, is not in fact a legal doctrine. True plagiarism is an ethical, not a legal, offense and is enforceable by academic authorities, not courts. Plagiarism occurs when someone – … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Hatchet Man

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” -George Orwell, … Continue reading

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A Glass Bee Inside Technopolis

“History…it is still in some way a fantastic world, a world in which you enter only to subsequently leave.” Ernst Jünger in the interview, 102 år i europas hjärta (102 Years in the Heart of Europe) Imagine for a moment … Continue reading

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Nice Day for a Red Wedding

The Author is the Lord God of his or her literary creation. It is accepted in good faith that the literary Creator may make or destroy worlds, conjure up enemies and fantastical creatures, add or subtract villains and plot devices, … Continue reading

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Into the sacred sober water

In the early days of cable television, I sat down and watched Robert Shaw’s The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), only knowing the actor-novelist-playwright as Captain Quint from the movie Jaws, released the same year. Needless to say I … Continue reading

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The Death of The New Yorker

It is a shame that few people read A.J. Liebling. A real shame because with his pencil firmly clamped between his teeth, his jowls tense, the man would put the final touch on his work, never failing to deliver on … Continue reading

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