Monthly Archives: August 2016

How to conduct a Roman-style conspiracy

That is, in the manner of the ancient Romans; not mine, of course. This post is a followup of this Spanish-language one, on the relevance of conspiracies throughout history, and the absurdity of rejecting all complex explanations for events as “conspiracy … Continue reading

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Lo peor de Ortega y Gasset, con alevosía

Decir que José Ortega y Gasset es un filósofo reconocido internacionalmente no es una exageración. Mucha gente que no lee español tiene conciencia de la existencia de Ortega, pero ignora por completo la obra de, por ejemplo, Valle-Inclán, García-Lorca o … Continue reading

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Slavoj Zizek Really Knows His Henry James

In his 2006 book Parallax View, philosopher/psychoanalyst/radical left preacher Slavoj Zizek goes for literary criticism. And, unsurprisingly, he’s good. Referring to Chapter 38 of Henry James’ The Wings of the Dove, Zizek cites what he describes as James’ supreme achievement, … Continue reading

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Luces de colores en Los Incógnitos de Ardohain

Cuando tenía unos diez años, me llevaba y me recogía del colegio el abuelo de unas vecinas. Eramos un grupito de unos 8 ó 10 niños madrileños que íbamos desde la parte menos proletaria de Carabanchel, donde el barrio está … Continue reading

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Dogs, a Science-Fiction Short Story

I heard that Giulio Prisco was looking for short stories for a transhumanist anthology, so I wrote Dogs. Here it is, I hope you like it.

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