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Visionaries – 04.10.17

“John David Ebert and French Post Modern Thought.” Today we again visit with Ebert to discuss Jacques Lacan (the unconscious is structured like a language and the ego is a fiction), Michel Foucault (the cross sectional analysis of Western society with its four ages), Gilles Deleuze (the rhizome vs. the arborescent; the virtuality of the Idea that incarnates in matter; assemblages, flows), and Jacques Derrida (the end of the logocentric age). Find out what “deconstruction” is and about new notions of the “self.” Find Ebert’s 20 books on Amazon, his essays on CulturalDiscourse.com, and his lectures on YouTube and Google+.

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Chris Hedges – The Suicide of the Liberal Church

Paul Tillich wrote that all institutions, including the church, are inherently demonic. Reinhold Niebuhr asserted that no institution could ever achieve the morality of the individual. Institutions, he warned, to extend their lives when confronted with collapse, will swiftly betray the stances that ostensibly define them. Only individual men and women have the strength to hold fast to virtue when …

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Comparing Atrocities

The description of the death of Robert-Francois Damiens, the man who attempted to kill Louis XV, is not for the faint-hearted. On March 2, 1757, in front of a crowd of spectators, Damiens was drawn and quartered, which means that his limbs were tied to four horses that were then urged to gallop toward the four points of the compass. …