Socialism in Practice

Socialism, a state of affairs in which an elected or oftentimes self-appointed authority controls the means of production of a territory. Such means of production constitute factories, farms, and everything else that produces a product for use or consumption, such as food, technology, oil, etc. One of the tenets of socialism is that property and […]

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Why Politicians Don’t Care About You

I could end this article by stating that politicians only care about their future—as politicians. In no realm is there so much competition as in politics. Even in typical sports, in which even the land of Lagom fights for supremacy in normal football, or in hockey—the country of Sweden—competitors have a modicum of honor. Politics […]

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Why Flat-Earthers, Creationists, and Global Warming Skeptics are Healthy to Society

Imagine if, from the time of Galileo and farther back, no one had ever questioned Creationism—the idea that a supernatural entity created the universe and everything in it in one “poof,” where nothingness disappeared and gave rise to everything tactile. Creationism skepticism—or, at that time, skepticism of Judeo-Christian-Bible-based Church doctrine—was important to arrive to our […]

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CARVING PATHS

I smoke but that is bad for my health. But I love and that is bad for my heart. And love makes me smoke, and smoke helps me to think and make circles in the air. I breathe, an easy thing. And breath makes a person hoard life and a yellowed-eyed Beast on the savannah […]

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EROS IS ALIVE. A LITTLE ABOUT “OTHER GODS.”

A new book is soon to make its entrance into the world of semi-erotica. Other Gods follows a small piece of life of Claire Montreal, Chloe Aldaine and Jared Tersios, three beings on a collision course with life as they never expected. Claire is a model who, by most standards, has everything a woman could […]

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Call of the Wild

They expect us to love with our brains Because we are not animals; They expect us to paint the intricate sunshine, Not hunt with our nostrils. Because we have faces, not snouts, Flat with shrunken jaws. Because we have nails, not claws; And hands and feet, not paws. But the brain is the primate, it […]

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Trump: Will He End in Fire or in Ice?

Donald Trump walked onto the stage for the first time like a suit-and-tie bull in a china shop. If there is anything in particular his horns aimed at was everything, from trade deals to tariffs, to bad, bad Ford, China, ISIL, Muslims, and Mexicans. He brought with him the aura of a self-assertive bully, of the one who would change things, of […]

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Originally posted on Wanderess Bibliophile:
Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) Author: V.E. Schwab  Genre: YA, Fantasy  Published: February 24th 2015  Publisher: Tor Books  Pages: 398  My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars ? Synopsis from Goodreads: Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.  Grey London is…

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Excerpt from “For the Empire’s Throne.”

  At the time that Eyforer Stario was married, the typical tax charged to small merchants in the squares was one copper a day, and ten tin coins at the start of each day to receive a day permit. It was expensive to do business, and a salesman could not just sell anywhere. There were […]

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When you wake up

    When you wake up, I’ll be a man one step closer to you; the thing’s done that had to be done; now there’s just that thing to do. And that will be the decisive task that will put it all on the line, the thing that will break or join us As a […]

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