Category Archives: Books & Literature

“The Wretched Dimension of Politics.” Excerpts from Nobel Banquet Speeches of Literature Prize Winners

The Nobel Prize ceremonies will soon commence in Stockholm (and Oslo, Norway for the Peace Prize). I am reposting, below, and with some supplementary remarks, an article I wrote eight years ago which is still timely. I could well have … Continue reading

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Political Power is its Own Reason for Being

The heading to this article won’t bear much scrutiny in its logical construction. The real story is that men, typically but not exclusively men, seek political power because they like being powerful. But again no: those who choose elective politics … Continue reading

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