The Day After

By | November 11th, 2016|LRO 54|

Our president elect spoke repeatedly of dreams in his victory address. It was an insane dream I had refused to believe. The perverse will of jouissance was enough for one man to inflate fantasy into real numbers. During his campaign, I recognized the mechanism of disavowal at work. Donald Trump managed to build a populist [...]

Addiction to Sex

By | January 8th, 2016|LRO 15|

The story of Shame could be analyzed from many different perspectives, but it is doubtful that nominalism lovers will draw any conclusions from the “Brandon case.” This is because Brandon is not only addicted to live and in person sex, but he also is a man loaded with consumer goods that range from television to [...]

US Blues – The Infernal Machine

By | November 13th, 2015|LRO 08|

In the 1960's, the Federal government entered the health care industry with the development of Medicare (insurance for the elderly and disabled) and Medicaid, a federal-state collaboration to help insure the needy. Initially rejected by physicians, the steady revenue stream from the federally insured patients helped support the rise of American physician incomes to the [...]

A Syrian Love Story – documentary by Sean McAllister

By | October 30th, 2015|LRO 06|

So goes the poem by Antoine Tudal, "Paris in the Year 2000", quoted by Lacan in the Écrits; but, as for Pyramus and Thisbe in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, sometimes the wall (an ever-ready metaphor for what separates and keeps people apart) is very palpably there, between the couple, right from the start of [...]