Tolstoy’s Christian-peasant anarchism was more radical than bourgeois liberal reformism but less radical than Marxist proletarian-revolutionary socialism. Lenin recognized Tolstoy’s two-sided role in Russia’s ideological and political spectrum.Continue reading “Tolstoy’s Christian-peasant anarchism”
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Before Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), or some 800,000 years ago probably, our human ancestors Homo erectus discovered how to wrest fire from burning bushes, and how to control and use this terrifying force of nature. Eventually, they learned how to artificially create fire. We now simply call it “fire”, but to be exact, it should be called Artificial Fire, or A.F.
Thus with A.F. did H. erectus people broaden their food sources, expand those parts of the brain that created culture and language, spread to all parts of the world, and thrive in all ecosystems. A.F. paved the way for the next waves of Homo to dominate the living world, and build civilizations that would transform what it meant to exist as humanity.Continue reading “More to follow, A.F.”
I MADE A VOW, A FEW YEARS BACK, that during Holy Week, I will be watching nothing else but religious films, to induce me to meditate about the sacred things in this life and beyond. So, for this Lenten break, may I present to you all: my top utterly religious films to watch (and they’re unquestioned cinematic classics too):Continue reading “My Lenten binge-watch list”