Geoffrey Fox

Reflections & Inquiries

Cartoonists cartooned

2016.05.07

(From my files) If you expand the image, you’ll see that I made these sketches of Matt Wuerker, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins), Ted Rall and Peter Kuper at the 2001 Socialist Scholars Conference in New York. Click for more recent work by Matt Wuerker, Tom Tomorrow, Ted Rall, and Peter Kuper.

A popular freebie

2016.04.05

Today I received this notice from Academia.edu: “Your most popular paper for the week was Liberty and People: Ideological Analysis of the Political Writings of Simón Bolívar, which had 8 views.” Almost every week, someone — in some weeks, a dozen or more — consults this essay that I wrote in 1982 for the “PRIMERA … read more »

Five-year plan

2016.04.03

Today I celebrated my 75th birthday with friends in a restaurant (also run by friends) here in our village, and shared with them this reflection in Spanish,  Un mayor de la tribu. I posted a similar, but more developed, statement in English 5 years ago, Becoming an elder. In a nutshell, I’m saying that I … read more »

Virtual reality

2016.03.17

Halleluyah! You know how meticulous I am in reproducing the time and place of my novel: Paris, 1870-71. I’m constructing it with the same mind-set as Daguerre when he designed the dioramas that made him rich, before his factory burned down and he decided to invent photography. Those dioramas were sound-and-light shows that so confused … read more »

A sardonic view of a bitter struggle

2016.02.29

La vie parisienne pendant le Siège et sous la Commune by Henri D’Almeras My rating: 3 of 5 stars Hostile to the Paris Commune of 1871, which he considers “une tyrannie aussi stupide qu’odieuse”, Alméras is nevertheless respectful and even admiring of those few communards who not only remained sober (the alcoholism of some of … read more »

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