Geoffrey Fox

Reflections & Inquiries

The end of the world: Long, mid and near view

2016.05.23

We feel it — don’t you? “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold”. Everything is changing so fast, so many crises are coming one on top of another, we can sense that the world is again coming to an end, as it did for Yeats and his  generation in 1914-1919. Or for the Ancien régime … read more »

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 »

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