SUSAN SONTAG: ILLNESS AS METAPHOR

2020-04-29T00:31:56+01:00April 8th, 2020|LANGUAGE, SOCIETY|

Two essays by Susan Sontag are devoted to an analysis of myths surrounding paradigmatic diseases of modern times and metaphors that turn physical illnesses into a moral matter and lead to public shaming of their victims.

Rewriting the Dictionary of Human Stupidity

2020-07-07T14:23:04+01:00February 15th, 2019|LANGUAGE|

I never let my schooling interfere with my education. ― Mark Twain A Abortion “New Rule: If you can force a woman to look at a sonogram—to see what will happen if she has an abortion—you also have to let her see a crying baby, a bratty five-year-old, and a [...]

ON THE STUPIDITY OF BEING OFFENDED

2018-10-10T16:13:30+01:00October 9th, 2018|LANGUAGE, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIETY|

A compilation for the rejection of the culture of offense. Featuring Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry,  Penn Jillette, Louis C.K. and Jim Norton, Richard Dawkins, Peter Hitchens, Steve Hughes, Big Jay Oakerson, Ricky Gervais, Salman Rushdie