Tag Archives: Slavoj Zizek

Hellenism in Cambodia

These days, I’m teaching Greek Classics at a high school here in Cambodia. Most of the planned activities have been attempted in previous years, though there is always uncertainty with repetition. Repeating Euripides in the age of social media requires … Continue reading

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Education and Teleology

A new school year begins next month, and I’ve been thinking about how to run my classes. Today I was reading some lectures on education by Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne in 1948-52. He complains that Jean Piaget’s structuralism was … Continue reading

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Cambodian Tourism

Recently a friend was telling me her plans to visit Cambodia. She said she wanted to visit the genocide museum, which is one of the main tourist attractions in this city. I find it’s intriguing how everyone goes there, and … Continue reading

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Old Ontology

I have some disdain for a prevailing boyishness that insists on irreligious anarchism. This is a way of going too far that was popularized by the perversity of Joyce, Proust, Barthes… the absence of master signifiers is the source of … Continue reading

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Chivalric Publishing

The future of publishing is a topic akin to religious apocalypse, alien contact, and other impending cataclysms. This bizarre conversation is alternately disturbing and miraculous, and those with children would be well-advised to protect them from these matters.  The publishing … Continue reading

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