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Public Health and Private Populism 

Some interesting things going on these days regarding the matter of vaccination.  Between concerns over possible links between vaccination and autism and disgust over the unprecedented rates of profit enjoyed by the pharmaceutical industry, the cognitive dissonance experienced by many people in the face of public heath initiatives supporting mandatory vaccinations seems to reach a …

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Friedrich Hölderlin, from “Bread and Wine” (5th stanza) 

At first the gods come unperceived. Children try to get Near them. But their glory dazzles and blinds and Awakens fear. A demi-god scarcely knows the people By name, who now approach him with gifts. But their Courage is great. Their joy fills his heart, and he hardly Knows what to do with the offerings. …

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Territoreality 

Subj ect a n d obj ect give a poor appr oxi mat i on of t hought . Th i n k i n g is ne i t he r a line d r a wn be- t ween subj ect a n d object nor a r evol vi ng of one …

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States and spaces 

"Cheerfulness, the good conscience, the joyful deed, confidence in the future -all of them depend, in the case of the individual as of a nation, on the existence of a line dividing the bright and discernible from the unilluminable and dark; on one's being just as able to forget at the right time as to …

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