Saturday, November 10, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 405


Gifts Of Gab



For You!



What we do, in English, and in the humanities more broadly, what we teach, what we celebrate and investigate, is human particularity. That is why we become obsessed with individual authors, why we savor specificities of phrasing, why we pounce upon and explore a single word. It’s why we value, above all, writers capable of telling many different stories, populated by many varieties of being, articulated in a kaleidoscope of styles. It’s why I, personally, have always been most fascinated by playwrights, from Aeschylus to August Wilson: Dialogue releases us from the monologues of one mind, clan, tradition.
Death of an English major
By Gary Taylor, Special to the Tampa Bay Times
November 9, 2018




















Friday, November 9, 2018


Men and War











From the audio series, The World Owes You A Living

#remembranceday

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 404


Not Chitchat





Harnessing social oblique is a massive part of effective manipulative propaganda.
C Cawley

























Saturday, October 27, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 403



Dissident Provocations





Much of what Lind learned about Fourth Generation Warfare he cribbed from John Boyd, America's greatest strategist, who thought Sun Tzu was without error. Boyd posited there were 3 levels of conflict: Physical, Mental, and Moral. Moral is the highest.

Moral dominates. Guerrilla war is moral conflict. You can conceptualize guerrilla war also as non-kinetic. Thus, the principles of guerrilla warfare can be used in kinetic and non-kinetic warfare.
JAMES SCAMINACI III













Saturday, October 20, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 402


Wiggle Room





What is Imagination? ...First: it is the Combining Faculty. It brings together things, facts, ideas, conceptions, in new, original, endless, ever varying, Combinations. It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought into juxtaposition.
Ada Lovelace

Thanks to Maria Popova