Tag Archives: death

Muslims, Modernity and the Mundane

The continuing saga of beheadings perpetrated by jihadists of ‘Western’ origin is much discussed and little understood. One relatively unseen perspective is that this saga highlights a crisis within ‘Western’ civilisation, within ‘modernity’. Religious fundamentalism of any stripe is a … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blut

In the gardens of the University of Münster there stands a monument that commemorates the German soldiers who fought in the First World War. Atop it stands a stone carving of a German soldier, head encased in stahlnhelm and body … Continue reading

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Visions of Apocalypse

Apocalypse: the end of the world as we know it – the concept of an all-encompassing end to things has been prevalent all throughout recorded history. The multitude of religious accounts alone are a testament to this historical obsession with … Continue reading

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Soldiering is Slavery

The sound of the trumpet…the call to arms…outward hints at the ghost of ‘duty’ that has entered  and become embedded in  those who kill on behalf of the monopolists of force. Of all the types of slaves, the ‘soldier’ is … Continue reading

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The Cloak of ‘Decency’

July 8th, 2009. The 36th G8 summit has begun in the city of L’Aquila in Italy.  Six men stand together, smiling and joking as they wait for their picture to be taken. In just two years and three months, one … Continue reading

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