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Marcel Proust 5: Conflicted by Nature and Conflicted by Society, – but on the way to resolve 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: The Poetry of Dozing, Waking and Awaking, and of Life and Death

It seems to us as if Marcel Proust’s “Recherche” is in essence about Mr. Proust processing and articulating the many visionary reviews of his life he experienced either during wake triggered lucid dreaming experiences or in more serious near-death, out-of-body-sleep situations, all of which he was prone to have due to his lifelong battle with extremely severe asthma. Continue reading

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Charles Swann: The Kind of High Finance Player / Homme d’Esprit the World Desperately Needs!

Any High Finance Industry should be proud to have such a fine systemic-risk analyst like Mr. Proust’s Charles Swann serving it. Continue reading

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Who can succeed Chancellor Merkel in Germany?

On Nov. 20, the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) tanked all efforts by Chancellor Merkel to form a four-party-coalition government in Germany. This move signals the beginning of the end of Ms. Merkel’s formidable rule over political affairs in Germany. Continue reading

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Starbucks is no place for Wittgenstein’s Nephew

An essay on the importance of coffee shops in the digital era, – one that hopefully can do Thomas Bernhard justice ….
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The Fourth Estate in the US works magnificently

Tweet Comment on the US media resistance to the Trump Presidency Yet again, we have gone silent for quite a while now. And as before, there is a compelling reason for that.  We are entirely consumed by the epic battle … Continue reading

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The Buddhist versus the Biblical versus the Existentialist versus the Bourgeois Business Model

Different philosophies and faiths entail different business models. Here are some of them. Enjoy! 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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