Travis Mushett is an activist, writer of fiction and non-fiction, student of social movements, and PhD candidate in communications at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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Monthly Archives: March 2012
“Where outspokenly right-wing papers like the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune tarred the anti-war movement with the reputation of its most pro-Communist elements, the New York Times and CBS News tended to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate forms of protest, then to show … Continue reading
“I am sure you know what Paul de Man says about insight and blindness. His theory has to do with an insight that can actually obscure other things, that can be a blindness. And the reverse, also, how what seems … Continue reading
Guy Fawkes graffiti in Zamalek, Cairo. I’ve been home from my excursion to Egypt and the Netherlands for a few days now, long enough to let a few of my thoughts coalesce into something approaching coherence. The trip left me … Continue reading
It’s 8:28am in Cairo right now. One of the upsides of changing time zones is that it’s remarkably easy break from the less healthy aspects in your routine (say, staying up past 3am and sleeping till after 10 most days). … Continue reading
“The positive significance of the modern decomposition and destruction of all art is that the language of communication has been lost. The negative implication of this development is that a common language can no longer take the form of the … Continue reading