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Proust I – VII: The Difficulty of Coming to Terms with a Brutal Childhood Trauma

The unearthing of crucial, yet stacked away memories in the human mind is the focal point of Marcel Proust’s literary effort. He is
achieving this objective by encouraging himself and us not to just cowardly fall for manifest, water-prove, positivist evidence but to adopt a speculative, circumstantial evidence based approach as well Continue reading

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Marcel Proust 5: Conflicted by Nature and Conflicted by Society, – but on the way to resolving what can be resolved!

M. Proust’s 5th volume “La Prisonnière” provides additional support for our earlier mentioned family- and history- related trauma hypothesis Continue reading

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Marcel Proust, No. 4: Waking up to the Reality of Abuse, or: The Incredible Reach of the Stockholm Hostage Syndrome

Is there an element of Stockholm Hostage Syndrome in the psychology of the protracted and largely irrational pro-Trump support? Continue reading

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Marcel Proust: How not to despair given the many rivers to cross on this ancient battlefield?

Marcel Proust: What it means to grow up in post-Gallia Belgica, post-Gallia Celtica and post-Germania Inferior Continue reading

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Heavy handed police tactics against regular people

Tweet A two-for-one comment on the Catalan referendum and the German migration problem Yesterday, on the night of the Catalan independence referendum, Noah denkt™ felt a strong urge to add its voice to the ample commentary about Spain’s inapt response … Continue reading

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Orlando, Magnanville, Birstall…. Out of the box-thinking is required to deal with the rising tide of lunacy and hate in our digital society

Tweet Observation a day after the killing of British MP Jo Cox Yesterdays’s murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox has left us just as devastated as the mass shooting in Orlando and the killing of Jean-Baptiste Savaing and Jessica … Continue reading

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From Hollywood Boulevard to Molenbeek and beyond

Tweet A reflection on the horrendous terror attacks in Brussels On Saturday, March 19, it was Sean Baker’s highly insightful movie “Tangerine” (http://www.magpictures.com/tangerine/) that caught our attention.  “Tangerine” stands in the tradition of Alexandre Duma’s  “The Lady of the Camellias”, … Continue reading

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What a glorious mess!

Syria is a big mess. But being in a big mess is a sign of our times. Continue reading

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The contagion risk of a later Grexit will only get worse

There is no viable substitute for dealing with the present Grexit pain here and now. Because things will only get worse as time goes by Continue reading

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Which comprehensive US strategy for the Middle East?

The surprising swiftness of the ISIS advance in Iraq has reignited the debate about President Obama’s Middle East policy. Critics of Obama’s fast retreat from Iraq allege that a coherent US strategy in the Middle East is lacking. Their argument is flawed. Continue reading

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