13 ways of looking at a bureaucrat: vigilance amidst stillness

Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. (Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, stanza 1) We citizens flatter ourselves sometimes by believing that government, big brother, and ultimately some bureaucrat somewhere in a police or intelligence agency, is really watching us. The ever vigilant state... Continue Reading →

13 ways of looking at a bureaucrat

"Psychoanalysts don't usually write essays; they tend to write lectures or papers or chapters, or what are called, perhaps optimistically, contributions." Adam Phillips "Coda: up to a point" in One Way or Another: New and Selected Essays If Phillips' invitation, masked in the form of a provocation, is true of psychoanalysis, how much more true... Continue Reading →

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