Posts by Tessa


Today, I woke up mumbling this speech in my head but was too lazy from yesterday’s party to pull out a laptop and pontificate. I intended to postpone typing War and Peace but I didn’t get away with it. Sooooooooo… Something dawned on me, and it is obvious but the same time kind of absurd. Conclusion: In the culture we live in, the value of creation is artificially deflated, while the value of being allowed to self-express is...

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So, the old editor-in-chief of the main Russian news site was fired and a new guy was put in place. There is talk of freedom of press being flushed down the toilet, and all that. As far as freedom of mainstream press, I don’t think that in the true sense it exists anywhere, so I am a bit skeptical here. Yes, there are very different shades of lack of freedom of press, from direct tyranny (which I suspect is not the case in Russia but...

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Something struck me this morning. Something obvious but grand. It started with an email from my high school best friend. She told me that our shared first boyfriend published a sci-fi trilogy. Remembering his scribbles a la Henry Miller from the time when we were dating *, I was intrigued. I found his masterpiece online, and wow, it was an actual book! Thee books, in fact! Granted, a self-respecting Russian intellectual would probably...

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