Ramayana 2: Feminist Horseshoe-Politics

Horseshoe-politics is a theory that suggests that the further one moves toward a political extreme, the more one resembles those at the opposite end of the spectrum. Thus the political spectrum bends into a horseshoe shape. No doubt the theory has its limitations, but it is perceptive. During the presidential campaign, both Bernie Sanders and … Continue reading Ramayana 2: Feminist Horseshoe-Politics

The Adventures of Igneous Johnson in Ancient Greece: Igneous at Salamis

With a PhD from Gerard Butler University, where resides a respectably white supremacist Department of Greek, Igneous Johnson had had only the best of classical education. So it came as no surprise that Zeus, in all his infinite wisdom, told me that out of all the Americans, Igneous would be the one to enjoy the … Continue reading The Adventures of Igneous Johnson in Ancient Greece: Igneous at Salamis

Philaletheia and the Rose, or “Behind the Scenes at The Bachelorette”

In the prosperous city of Chrysotaos, favorite of all the Olympians, Philaletheia had become the greatest of the florists. Her flowers decorated the whole of the city. And very rich did she become, for from the moment her lovely creations grazed the proud city buildings and draped over the people's heads, so did they rot … Continue reading Philaletheia and the Rose, or “Behind the Scenes at The Bachelorette”