Dispatches From Exile

At the junction of History, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture
Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

Former California Governor, Terminator, and Conan the Barbarian offers a heartfelt and unsparing critique of the events in the Capital January 6, comparing it to Kristallnacht, which occurred in his native Austria in 1938....

Trump’s Gotterdammerung

Trump’s Gotterdammerung

Gotterdammerung[1]The last days of the Third Reich, taking its name from the end of Wagner's ‘Der Ring des Nibellungen.' The word means "Twilight of the Gods," and signals the end with chaos and destruction. Our understanding of historical narrative is not static....

The Consumer Citizen. Not.

The Consumer Citizen. Not.

I read an article this morning that considered a recent book The Consumer Citizen by Ethan Porter. The gist of Porter's argument is that Americans don't think like citizens but rather consumers. The difference is that citizenship implies responsibilities and...

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1 The last days of the Third Reich, taking its name from the end of Wagner's ‘Der Ring des Nibellungen.' The word means "Twilight of the Gods," and signals the end with chaos and destruction.