Category Archives: the cold war never ended!

Birth of the Weird

A few months ago, I announced that J.F. Martel and I are starting a podcast, Weird Studies. And now, at last, here it is! New episodes will be added soon, but for now we have two up: a half-hour intro … Continue reading

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The Cold War Never Ended IV

  So to recap: I started off by saying that the Cold War never ended and just let that hang there for a while. I went on to consider the situation that the Cold War introduced to human affairs—the pervading awareness of … Continue reading

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The Cold War Never Ended III

So last time I wrote another installment of my “Cold War Never Ended” series and tried to unravel something of the weird collective psychology surrounding the Cold War. Norman Mailer covered much of this ground in his 1957 essay The White Negro, which … Continue reading

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The Cold War Never Ended, II

OK, so what I was saying last time was that THE COLD WAR NEVER ENDED Actually, from one point of view, saying that the Cold War never ended is not so far from common sense. Putin’s Russia has been pursuing the … Continue reading

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The Cold War Never Ended I

*shuffles papers awkwardly after long and unexplained silence* *ahem* After he got shot with a pink laser beam from space, Philip K. Dick realized that time was an illusion created by some malign force to blind us and keep us in … Continue reading

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