Francis Wheen
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Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s - The Golden Age of Paranoia
9 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, and caliginous thoughts often swirled through President Nixon's murky, insomniac mind.


Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen
21 Mar 2010 // 5:00 PM

Richard Nixon, runaway unemployment, fuel shortages, Uri Geller bending spoons, and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Why was everyone so paranoid?

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen
21 Sep 2005 // 7:00 PM

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World is no mere catalog of silliness and superstition for the amusement of the learned bourgeoisie -- rather it is a powerful jeremiad against the very foundations of modern society.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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