Geoffrey Fox – Fiction and nonfiction


Cataclysms of consciousness


We are entering what will be remembered (if anybody still remembers how to remember) as the Post-literate Age.

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Trolley stop


In a doorstoop on Sarphatistraat, beyond the curve of the Prinsengracht and two short blocks from the Amstel, a young man bellows.

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Bolívar could and did, in perfect good faith, assume dictatorial powers without thinking himself any less a “liberator” — because the essence of liberation was the destruction of classical monarchy.  … “democracy” … might mean nothing more than that the ruler’s authority had been acclaimed by a more-or-less sizable crowd of “the people,” for example, his army.

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