Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Note on Spengler and Historical Perspective

The Western historian writes from her own “standpoint.” But she knows she must be objective, which means opening her eyes to the infinite differences and infinite distances of history, freeing herself as far as she can from the limitations of … Continue reading

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Beat Attitude

In Go, John Clellon Holmes sketches some of the leading figures of the Beat Generation. We get a picture of their different attitudes, in every sense of the word: the way they talk, the way they carry themselves, the way … Continue reading

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Angels Can Make Change Happen

“I just started hustling, just knocking around, you know, scrounging, learning I guess.” This is Herbert Huncke: drug addict, criminal and writer. He moves in his own little group of junkies and criminals, otherwise he is cut off from people … Continue reading

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