Compromise and Commitment in Literature by Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
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Rome, Italy
March 9, 2016

No more than you can choose the age in which you live, can you live without the age in which you are born; we are all children of our times … and to some degree consonant. The laws of the age of science and technology demand agreement if not homogeneity as a condition of existence: to work and exist means to collaborate within a system in which the actions of each are prescribed. Action is homogeneous when it conforms to the requirements of the system.

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We Are All Aboard the Pequod by Chris Hedges

Moby Dick

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by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
July 8, 2013

The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our foremost oracle. He is to us what William Shakespeare was to Elizabethan England or Fyodor Dostoyevsky to czarist Russia.

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‘Warfare’ – 1984 by George Orwell (repost)

In case you missed this when it was first posted back in 2007.

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Video about ‘Warfare’, based on a reading from the novel 1984 by George Orwell. Reading of 1984 is from the Unabridged audio book “1984”… Read More

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George Orwell: "1984"

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Video about ‘Warfare’, based on a reading from the novel 1984 by George Orwell. Reading of 1984 is from the Unabridged audio book “1984”. Enjoy

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