Author: kirby

Pastiche of Proust

pastiche: a work of art in the style of another artist This post is the last in a series of three pastiches of French authors.  As with the other two, there is commentary at the end. The first post (Stendhal).  The second (Flaubert). There were in essence two Caltechs: The Caltech with a campus that

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United States Foreign Policy Works in Mysterious Ways

1 In a 2015 private email conversation, published on Sam Harris’s website, he (neuroscientist and popular atheist philosopher) and Noam Chomsky (linguist and prominent critic of US foreign policy) exchange thousands of words in an attempt to reach a common understanding, and get nowhere. (I don’t particularly recommend reading this conversation. Throughout, Chomsky comes across

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