Tag Archives: rebellion

Book Review: Against Happiness

Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it.  On the face of it, as a deeply melancholy person who has long struggled with chronic depression and related issues, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vader’s Little Princess

Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown I have to admit that I found this particular book particularly winning in the way that it takes advantage of framing to view what most readers would think of as the heroic resistance by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Primo Levi’s Resistance

Primo Levi’s Resistance:  Rebels And Collaborators In Occupied Italy, by Sergio Luzzatto It is striking, and something I did not know until reading this book, that the place of Primo Levi’s short and spectacularly unsuccessful career as a partisan against … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart

I happen to be a fan of the Irish pop band The Corrs [1], and have been since my early teen years when the band debuted.  Each of their albums has usually included at least one instrumental song, and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Exit & The Flies

No Exit & The Flies, by Jean-Paul Sartre I first became familiar with the writings and thinking of Sartre [1] as a high school student doing a dramatic reading of the part of Garcin in No Exit.  I happened to … Continue reading

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And That You Will Faithfully Discharge The Duty Of Elector

In spending a bit of time today watching the electoral college vote on C-SPAN, something I have never had cause or reason to do before today since it has usually been far less dramatic, I was reminded of childhood in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Rogue One

[Spoiler Alert:  There be spoilers here.] As I sat in the theater next to a bright but irritatingly noisy child who must have been only about five years old or so, I had all kinds of thoughts to make a … Continue reading

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For God Has Committed Them All To Disobedience

Towards the end of Paul’s magisterial examination of Israel’s present rejection of God’s ways and the purposes and plans of God to bring all to repentance, there comes a passage that examines the mysterious and inscrutable ways of God in … Continue reading

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Cross That Line

As I was reflecting about a couple of ‘heroes’ against oppression since yesterday [1] I pondered on the subject of boundaries. Now, boundaries are something that have been a subject of major concern of mine for quite some time [2]. … Continue reading

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Render Unto Ceasar

In the time of Jesus Christ, there were groups of Jews who railed against paying taxes to Rome even as they used Roman roads and took advantage of Roman laws to evangelize others according to their worldview. Included in this … Continue reading

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