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Frederick

Art in Dark Times: A (Made-Up) Solstice Ritual

Around this time of year, I often find myself telling people about the mixture of holidays I grew up celebrating as a child. My back-to-the-land hippie parents, one Jewish, one not, both fairly atheist, kept what they liked from their respective family traditions, and added some new ones of their own. My brother, sister, and…

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The Klan Never Ends

When Gospel According to the Klan was published in 2011, the reactions to the book surprised me at first. I had some white people, including scholars, tell me that the Klan was an artifact of the past, or a fringe movement of little consequence. While I might have written about the 1920s Klan, they were…

camus_plague

The Endless Watch

On fighting complacency in America.

Killing the Buddha

We’ve Got the Torch Now

The small rural town where I went to high school had a newspaper and I looked on its classified section last year and there were three jobs.  I’m not going to lie, I’m distraught over a Trump presidency, but I can understand the hopelessness of these people, because I have lived among them.  I actually…

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Lay Down Your Weary Tune

My fear is generalized. This is now my country’s fear as well.

montoyapic

Election History, Second Draft

Killing the Buddha is going to have a lot to say in the coming weeks about the presidential election of a man best described as Voldemort. We will be bringing you first-person dispatches from the margins, as per usual, only just now a lot more of us are feeling “on the margins” than is usual.…

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Notes from DC

…immediately following the 2016 Presidential election.

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Remember That the Devil Is Quite A Gentleman

There’s a long history of calling people the devil. It doesn’t usually turn out well.