Author Archives: Fenster

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 3

Fenster writes: I have been writing about walls.  I first described my reaction to David Frye’s book Walls, then took a rough turn to the poetic and considered Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”.  Here I will finish by discussing James … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 2

Fenster writes: In this first post on the subject I wrote admiringly of Davids Frye’s book Walls.  He argues convincingly that while walls are not always good all of the time their virtues have been unfairly passed over relative to their … Continue reading

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Note to K—-, on Frank Zappa

Fenster writes: K—- The excellent music blog run by Jeff Meshel has a nice appreciation of Frank Zappa up, focusing on the song—if you can call it that—“Help I’m a Rock”, from the Mothers of Invention’s first album Freak Out!

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 1

Fenster writes: Number of Google hits for the phrase “walls not bridges”: around 5,000. Number of Google hits for the phrase “bridges not walls”: around a half-million.

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Elysium Now!

Fenster writes: So Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wants humans to live in floating space cities. (W)ith bucolic, futuristic illustrations, Bezos publicly broadcasted his affinity for O’Neill colonies, a hypothetical megaproject, first theorized by physicist Gerard O’Neill, that envisions … Continue reading

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Is Platform Access a Civil Right?

Fenster writes: In the newly-resuscitated online journal Human Events, Will Chamberlain asserts that platform access is a civil right, and makes a modest proposal regarding how government can play a positive role in furthering those rights and the benefits he … Continue reading

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I am Spartacus! Meme Set

Fenster writes: New!  I am Spartacus! Meme Set, updated for 2019. Currently available: Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson, Tommy Robinson. Upcoming! Sean Hannity   May 7, 2019 Sharyl Atkisson   May 12, 2019 Kimberly Strassel, Tucker … Continue reading

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