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Shadow Play and the Frozen Tableau 

I just came across this old interview with Victor I. Stoichita in Cabinet Magazine. He's discussing his fascinating, shall we say illuminating book, A Short History of the Shadow. But I am struck again with his characterization of Plato's Cave Allegory as a Sadistic tale. Not because I want to come to its defense—Plato is …

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On Keystone Cops 

There is a fascinating article over at The New Inquiry, on the figure of the cop in comedy. Fascinating not the least because I feel compelled to start my own work on education with jokes. (The funny thing about education jokes is that they are not funny.) The potential irrelevance of this inquiry remains to …

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