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Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction Mark Wegierski examines four main foci for traditionalist impulses in these genres [This article is based on a draft of a presentation read at the Fantastic Literature Conference, The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up?

Surf’s Up? Mark Wegierski sketches out the social, political, and cultural impact of the Internet Can the Internet challenge today’s informational and cultural monopoly? Can it generate real resistance to current-day trends, or does it mainly just accentuate them? It … Continue reading

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On the “Cuspers”

On the “Cuspers”  Mark Wegierski traces the trajectory of a generation Hardly anything can be added to all the ink that has been spilled concerning generational and/or “decade-based” politics in the United States and Canada, especially in regard to the … Continue reading

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The West: Its Legacy and Possible Future

The West: Its Legacy and Possible Future Mark Wegierski considers unfolding developments in America, Europe and the Middle East The following essay is a 2015 iteration of the draft of a presentation read at the 2012 Telos in Europe L’Aquila … Continue reading

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Visiting Torun

Visiting Torun Mark Wegierski, in the land of his ancestors The venerable Polish city of Torun is located within easy driving distance of Ciechocinek, the spa and resort town at which I was mostly staying, in the summer of 2004. … Continue reading

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REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly

REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly A Scanner Darkly, 100 minutes, 2006, directed by Richard Linklater, script by Richard Linklater, based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick. Cast: Keanu Reeves (Fred/Bob Arctor), Winona Ryder (Donna Hawthorne), Rory Cochrane (Freck), Robert … Continue reading

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Living in the shadow of fascism

Living in the shadow of fascism Mark Wegierski considers the ideological consequences of the Second World War Seventy years after its end, World War II continues to shape the world. One of its main ideological results was the general discrediting … Continue reading

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Marx out of ten?

  Marx out of ten? On May Day, Mark Wegierski wonders what remains of value in Marxist thought Karl Marx and his intellectual collaborator and patron Friedrich Engels established a heritage of thought which is said today to be nearly-universally … Continue reading

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The “right-wing Green” critique of America

The “right-wing Green” critique of America Arguments presented by Mark Wegierski, on the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day Based on a draft of a presentation for the 2013 Conference of the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS) (Eating … Continue reading

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Paleocons vs. Neocons in Board War Gaming

Paleocons vs. Neocons in Board War Gaming Mark Wegierski reports on the curious world of conflict simulations There are in America, Canada, and most Western countries today, a large number of what could be called “geek subgenres.” Apart from a … Continue reading

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