A parting gift of violence from Donald Trump

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“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now."

Donald Trump, January 2017


How the Spanish Flu became the worst pandemic ever witnessed

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Matthias Sindelar (Google Images)


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Scholars and researchers agree on the year that was worse than any other

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Photo by Cherry Laithang on Unsplash


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The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562, oil on panel. Museo del Prado. (via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world, yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history, yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.”

― Albert Camus, The Plague


Slavoj Žižek and the importance of understanding violence

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Photo by Julio Cortez/Associated Press

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishment’s hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

Huey Newton (1968)

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Londoner, in search of eudaimonia, would love to retire at Walden Pond

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