Monthly Archives: February 2014

World War I: “War—the world’s only hygiene”

Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War, Carl von Clausewitz wrote On War, and both texts have been rather disturbingly, in my opinion, reinterpreted for self-help and business-management books. Business as war or the overcoming of personal difficulties cast as … Continue reading

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Uncle Bill and the Dutchman

February 5, 2014 would have marked William S. Burroughs’s one-hundredth birthday.  Sadly, the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman overshadowed the centenary. Burroughs — famous Beat author, accidental murderer, expatriate, icon for Punk musicians, and an early pioneer of gay … Continue reading

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