American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

https://youtu.be/qklOH8QyOfA by David Pear edited by O Society July 9, 2019 Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong explore the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America’s neck in their book  American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.  They look into America’s closet … Continue reading American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse?

https://youtu.be/6oIQPKaN04A by Tim Wu edited by O Society July 5, 2019 You know celebrity is a really mysterious thing that I don’t think anyone fully understands. Why are we so interested in these people who are just people but somehow have come to embody some greater idea. It’s not even that they’re great. I mean … Continue reading Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse?

Our Collective Psychosis: Paul Levy’s Dispelling Wetiko

"If ever there was a time when the turning inward of self-reflection was of critical importance, it is now, in our present catastrophic epic." ~ Paul Levy Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking The Curse Of Evil by Carolyn Baker edited by O Society July 2, 2019 Paul Levy is not a Jungian analyst, but rather, a brilliant … Continue reading Our Collective Psychosis: Paul Levy’s Dispelling Wetiko

Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

by Sasha Abramsky  edited by O Society July 1, 2019 When the president of the United States doesn’t hesitate to wade into the domestic politics of allied nations, and goes into attack-dog mode against political figures in those countries, it sends a strong signal both that traditional alliances are breaking down, and also that in … Continue reading Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge

by Max Leyf edited by O Society June 25, 2019 Ours has been called “The Age of Narcissism.” Nobody who can at once participate in, and reflect upon, contemporary society will have any uncertainty as to what this phrase is meant to communicate. Every year sees the release of new means for consumers to capture … Continue reading Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge