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Well it's the genius of the neoliberal system that we live under that we have begun to answer that question with 'the economy'. Who is this country for? It's the economy stupid, as bill clinton said. The economy is reality. Never mind neighbourliness, community, solidarity, citizenship, creativity, liberty, equality or fraternity - it's the economy stupid.
Please consider that books are the only form of mass media that address risky, potentially offensive topics. Consuming a book depends on the reader’s consent. That effort – compared to the passive nature of watching movies or listening to music – gives books a privacy and permission no other medium has. - Chuck Palahniuk
You don't have to burn books to destroay a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury R.I.P. June 6 2012
I’m always fascinated by genres that actually need to create effects. The most obvious, and I assume the easiest, is probably pornography, but moving on from there horror and humour are both in the same category. If you’re not scared, it hasn’t worked, and if you’re not laughing, it hasn’t worked
Gender stereotyping relating to fear (and all emotions) is still firmly in place. One of the discoveries I made in the course of writing the book was that men and women tended to respond in very different ways to the question: ‘tell me about what makes you fearful?’ or ‘what scares you?’. Men were much more liable to respond along the lines ‘I am afraid of” (ie. I am afraid of flying, spiders, death). In contrast, women were much more like to respond along the lines ‘I am afraid for‘(I am afraid for my children, husband, the poor in Africa)
Time was away and somewhere else, There were two glasses and two chairs And two people with the one pulse (Somebody stopped the moving stairs) Time was away and somewhere else.
The actual murders, which are bloody, horrible, terrifying, are described in matter of fact terms. Immediately afterwards, with the corpses lying there, Raskolnikov sees that the door to the apartment is open. It is the sight of the open door, not the women which he has just killed, which is described as “a horror such as he had never, never experienced before.” Genius.
We take it for granted that the Fisherman of Nazareth has long since ceased to bear much relationship to historical Christianity. Can it be that we find ourselves in our current situation not because Christianity has failed, or has never been tried, but because as the historical carrier of patriarchy in the West it has succeeded?
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