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being-grateful-is-a-good-way-to-end-your-day-not-in-a-repressive-way-more-like-a-celebration-to-life-to-the-living
i-often-traveled-to-nicaragua-to-speak-against-repressive-policies-by-sandinista-government-bianca-jagger
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Within sixty-minute limits or one-hundred-yard limits or the limits of a game board, we can look for perfect moments or perfect structures. In my fiction I think this search sometimes turns out to be a cruel delusion. No optimism, no pessimism. No homesickness for lost values or for the way fiction used to be written. Everybody seems to know everything. Subjects surface and are totally exhausted in a matter of days or weeks, totally played out by the publishing industry and the broadcast industry. Nothing is too arcane to escape the treatment, the process. Making things difficult for the reader is less an attack on the reader than it is on the age and its facile knowledge-market. The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. The writer is the man or woman who automatically takes a stance against his or her government. There are so many temptations for American writers to become part of the system and part of the structure that now, more than ever, we have to resist. American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous. Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail. Some people prefer to believe in conspiracy because they are made anxious by random acts. Believing in conspiracy is almost comforting because, in a sense, a conspiracy is a story we tell each other to ward off the dread of chaotic and random acts. Conspiracy offers coherence. I see contemporary violence as a kind of sardonic response to the promise of consumer fulfillment in America... I see this desperation against the backdrop of brightly colored packages and products and consumer happiness and every promise that American life makes day by day and minute by minute everywhere we go. Discarded pages mark the physical dimensions of a writer's labor. Film allows us to examine ourselves in ways earlier societies could not-examine ourselves, imitate ourselves, extend ourselves, reshape our reality. It permeates our lives, this double vision, and also detaches us, turns some of us into actors doing walk-throughs. Every new novel stretches the term of the contract-let me live long enough to do one more book. You become a serious novelist by living long enough.

Don DeLillo
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governments-will-be-provided-with-choice-either-accommodating-themselves-to-coordinating-proliferating-human-variety-seeking-to-reduce-that-variety-by-repressive-measures-peter-j
Williams, having awarded Orwell the title of exile, immediately replaces it with the description 'vagrant'. A vagrant will, for example, not be reassured or comforted by Williams's not-very-consoling insistence that '"totalitarian" describes a certain kind of repressive social control, but, also, any real society, any adequate community, is necessarily a totality. To belong to a community is to be a part of a whole, and, necessarily, to accept, while helping to define, its disciplines.' In other words, Williams is inviting Orwell and all of us to step back inside the whale! Remember your roots, observe the customs of the tribe, recognise your responsibilities. The life of the vagrant or exile is unwholesome, even dangerous or deluded. The warmth of the family and the people is there for you; so is the life of the 'movement.' If you must criticize, do so from within and make sure that your criticisms are constructive. This rather peculiar attempt to bring Orwell back into the fold is reinforced by this extraordinary sentence: 'The principle he chose was socialism, and Homage to Catalonia is still a moving book (quite apart from the political controversy it involves) because it is a record of the most deliberate attempt he ever made to become part of a believing community.' I leave it to any reader of those pages to find evidence for such a proposition; it is true that Orwell was very moved by the Catalan struggle and by the friends he made in the course of it. But he wasn't exactly deracinated before he went, and the 'believing community' of which, in the aftermath, he formed a part was a community of revolutionary sympathisers who had felt the shared experience of betrayal at the hands of Stalin. And of Stalin's 'community', at that epoch, Williams formed an organic part. Nor, by the time he wrote Culture and Society, had he entirely separated from it.

Christopher Hitchens
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it-is-not-farfetched-to-draw-line-from-operation-ajax-through-shahs-repressive-regime-islamic-revolution-to-fireballs-that-engulfed-world-trade-stephen-kinzer
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in-insisting-for-political-purposes-on-sharp-division-between-gay-straight-gay-activism-like-much-feminism-has-become-as-rigid-repressive-as-old-camille-paglia
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the-autocracies-arab-world-have-been-as-economically-destructive-as-theyve-been-politically-repressive-james-surowiecki
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well-first-i-studied-piano-i-wasnt-satisfied-because-i-though-my-teachers-were-dumb-repressive-luc-ferrari
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trade-tourism-cultural-exchange-participation-in-international-institutions-all-serve-to-erode-legitimacy-repressive-regimes
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repressive-regimes-do-not-endure-change-willingly-venezuela-is-no-exception
whenever-political-regime-religious-establishment-refuses-to-tolerate-criticism-it-advertises-itself-as-repressive-backward-insecure
the-federal-government-needs-to-get-off-backs-small-businesses-let-private-sector-grow-create-jobs-instead-harnessing-it-with-onerous-regulations-repressive-tax-code
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