Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Profession

This profession teaches students to be one thing, and then refuses to employ them on the grounds of taking their teachers at their word and becoming everything they were ever asked to be.

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Professionalization

To use a metaphor from German, the social world has “du” settings (informal registers where you interact with everyone on a friendly basis and basically nothing is off-limits) and “Sie” settings (formal registers with much greater social distance between parties … Continue reading

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To R. W.

We live in a world where humanitas can but weep.

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Hot Sexy Orthodoxy

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Everything Counts (Depeche Mode)

The handshake Seals the contract From the contract There’s no turning back The turning point Of a career In Korea, being insincere The holiday Was fun packed The contract Still intact The grabbing hands Grab all they can All for … Continue reading

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