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The Absurdity of Hi-Tech Servitude: What You Sacrifice to Hold a Job in the New Economy
In terms of "jobs," war is evidently a burgeoning growth-industry. Back in the "Homeland," the demands of "internal-security" offer new openings for countless other "surplus-persons" in need of some "...
Adventures in Marxism
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society
Growing Up Absurd
Goodman offers a fundamental critique of the Organized System of semimonopolies, government, advertisers, etc., and the disaffection of the growing generation.
The Myth of Sisyphus
Camus asks whether life has meaning, and whether suicide is a legimitate response to the absurdity of life. He says: "Although The Myth of Sisyphus poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a...
Panoply of the Absurd
Conspiracy theorists are filling bestsellers with their supposed evidence about September 11.
Bulhak, Andrew C.
A computer program written by Andrew. C. Bulhak using the Dada Engine, a system for generating random text. Each time you click on the page, it generates a brand-new postmodernist essay, completely me...
Postmodernism: Paralysed by postmodernism
A great deal of "theory" in the humanities and social sciences -- and not just postmodern theory -- involves the creating of a kind of conceptual landscape filled with curious kinds of abstract object...
Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity
Alan Sokal submitted this parody of postmodernism, poststructuralist theory, deconstruction, and political moralism to the journal Social Text. The editors failed to spot the hoax and published it as ...
The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism
Postmodern theory has engaged the hearts and heads of the brightest students because of its apparent political and social radicalism. Yet Kitching writes: "At the heart of postmodernism is very poor, ...
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Tragedy, Absurdity and Joy in the Classroom
James Harding's critique of institutionalized eduction and its effects on the quality of human knowledge.