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Only a thoughtless observer can deny that correspondences come into play between the world of modern technology and the archaic symbol-world of mythology.—Walter Benjamin We own a dog—he is with us as a slave and inferior because we wish him … Continue reading

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Vampires and Class Migration

One of our boogiemen has changed. Vampires were conceived as an evil aristocracy, but in new mythopoeia they are recast as morally ambiguous lumpenproletariat, Marx’s, ‘swindlers, confidence tricksters, brothel-keepers, rag-and-bone merchants, beggars, and other flotsam of society’—more flatteringly describable as … Continue reading

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