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crispy
Interests: anarchism, puritanism, destruction of the existing putrid social order
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Self-Esteem and Bauxite By Crispin Sartwell Political and economic realism - the sort associated with figures such as Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and even Karl Marx - was once common wisdom. Realism of this sort holds that, whatever their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Politics and Geography By Crispin Sartwell There’s recently been a revival of an argument that goes back to the 18th century: that the form of government prescribed by the Constitution gives more representation to rural than to urban people, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
An Apology to the American People Keep your hands off my . . . gender The Roth Obituaries: a Tribute Why I am an Anti-Authoritarian Original Sin, You've Got Yourself a Case Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
nytimes: what's good about original sin splice: why i'm an anti-authoritarian Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Stop buying some ideology off the shelf and start thinking independently. Why I'm Not on the Left Why I'm Not on the Right (No, I'm not in the middle.) Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Got an assertion for you: philosophy since the 17th century, even as it screams 'science science science' is completely incompatible with science and is fighting a rearguard action for spirit. I mean rationalists, empiricists, idealists, phenomenologists, positivists, etc. Enlightenment philosophy... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
I'm still trying to destroy the left-right spectrum, and I'm going to do a three-part series: Why I Am Not a Leftist, Why I'm Not on the Right, and Why I'm an Anarchist, and what that means in this case.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
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I am always flummoxed by the way people think about representations and reality; they appear to think that representations create reality, or that a novel or a movie can transform you and the whole world. Nowhere is the absurdity more... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
splicetoday: gospel music as liberation, how strong women made it from bessie smith to janis joplin the great nathaniel peabody rogers on how to write, unpublished since 1842 why they suck: w.e.b. dubois reality and representation: martin luther king on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
it's true! i'm in the wall street journal today. i think people have failed to see something pretty glaring about analyzing politics, or prosecuting it, primarily through demographic categories. namely, that the thing is incoherent. incoherent, i tell you. last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
If you've read this blog over the years, you know of my love of Tammy Wynette. Here's a tribute in SpliceToday, on the occasion of the 50th birthday of "Stand By Your Man." It's anything but an anthem of female... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
little crispy tosses rotten fruit at godlike michelangelo. the post-physical economy and the rise of trump Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
oops here are my last few splice columns. today's tries to figure out how or why some words are 'bad.' (and why people are acting like little prisses about 'shithole.') social media, the mysterious force that explains all the new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
gifted: my country top ten for 2017. i've been doing this with occasinal gaps since 1982: a few years for the military mag off duty, for one. one thing about country music, i say, is that you can't be a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
this week for splice: the magic of words oops, last week: to redress the sex, we'd better try to address the power Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
My idea is that African-American or African diaspora culture in the West far exceeds its character as the negative image of white culture in the imaginary dualism; it is also autonomous, a creative response to oppression and way of being in the world, as in a thousand black artistic expressions from Louis to Marley, religious expressions like Nation of Islam or Rastafarianism, political thought and organizing from Marcus Garvey or Frederick Douglass, etc etc.
What Race Is By Crispin Sartwell Race was invented. Race was invented by the sort of people who came to regard themselves, after that invention, as white. The content of this invention was an application of the mind-body or soul-body... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
my splice column this week is a reminiscence and plea for whiteness studies, which had its heyday in the '90s. a few things by me on race: wigger! i speak for my people: a racial manifesto act like you know:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
for the wall street journal: the modern epic of denunciation. a couple of related pieces: the president of the united states of america: god, slave, scapegoat i need a comforter-in-chief Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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our children, and indeed ourselves, have been profoundly corrupted by the world's most insipid monsters. the muppets get why-they-sucked! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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I thought that the paper Entanglements would be out in January, but it's out now on amazon as well as suny. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
splicetoday this week: the golden age of underground hip hop. it was a utopian era in some ways. in part it's what happens when you don't police racial borders in art; the playlist (which i really think rocks) is about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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it's true! i'm in the nytimes today, developing my brand-new theory of history. fuck! it's world-history on horseback. i wonder who you think are world history's greatest dumbfucks and fuckwads. perhaps i'll write a book. in a similar vein from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
me talking to dan kaufman about arthur danto's aesthetics, on dan's sophia show. The School of Arthur Danto Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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well, it's true, i have long held that, qua ack-toor, kevin spacey sucks. but yo he sucks indeed. his statement, also coming out as gay, seems almost designed as a devastating self-indictment. the first thing i want to say is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!