Clarissa's Blog

Blog URL:http://clarissasbox.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:feminism, literature, academia, philosophy, teaching, literary criticism
Country:United States
State/Province:Illinois
Location:Edwardsville

An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.



Latest Blog Posts



Get Rid of Sovereignty

on Mar 17, 2019

This is a quote from Wilhelm Röpke, one of the central thinkers in the Geneva school of neoliberalism: To diminish national sovereignty is most emphatically one of the urgent needs of our time… The excess of sovereignty should be abolished ins...

More on The Americans

on Mar 17, 2019

So we are still watching The Americans, and even though it was really really hard to get over the linguistic idiocy*, we have learned to enjoy the show. The writers are either being consulted by somebody in the know or they lucked into creating a per...

Silent Wife

on Mar 17, 2019

I don’t get the drama about Beto’s wife being silent in his announcement video. Did Kamala’s husband speak a lot in her announcement? Wouldn’t that be very weird? If they are not running, why do we need to hear from them? Bare...

For the liberal, the world does not end at the borders of the state. In his eyes, whatever significance national boundaries have is only incidental and subordinate. His political thinking encompasses the whole of mankind. —LUDWIG VON MISES, 1927 I...

Uncritical Acceptance

on Mar 17, 2019

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime... A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, is Alberto Garza, a 32...

Being Called a Nazi

on Mar 16, 2019

Found this on Mike’s blog: Getting called an alt right Nazi, and then telling people I’m Jewish The cognitive dissonance is just too delicious You can literally watch their brain short-circuit as the programmed sound byte Goes off a cliff —...

I used the NYTimes recipe but since I can’t eat cooked onions, I added large portobello mushroom pieces instead for texture. It proved to be a great idea because the mushrooms soaked in the wine and became delicious. Special thanks go to the wo...