Diomedes: The Underrated Hero of the Iliad

In the early books of the Iliad, when Achilles withdraws from the Greek army in rage, Diomedes emerged as the…

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Tannhauser and the Downward Spiral of Ego Validation

The Tannhauser myth has existed since the high middle ages throughout Europe, though it is typically thought of as a…

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Hajime no Ippo: Review

As the failure of Birds of Prey shows, the entertainment industry is churning out belittling pieces that have no support…

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The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network: Review

As our high-tech “utopia” gathers steam, keeps our attention glued to our phone screens, makes us more depressed and angry,…

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The Ghost in the Shell: Five New Short Stories: Review

Walk around and you probably see more people paying attention to their smartphone screens than their own surroundings. Am I…

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Lost Memory: Review

For students of persuasion, the Ghost in the Shell franchise is one of the most interesting to entertain yourself with.…

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How Homer’s Writing Style Can Make You More Persuasive

There are two ways to become a better writer: write more and read more. I first read the Odyssey at…

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The “Fake News” Conspiracy Theory is How the Red War Starts

Hundreds of years from now, on the frontier beyond Earth, a civilization has thrived on a dusty nearby planet for…

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5 Characters with Masculine Virtue

You are who you associate with. This is the reasoning behind my “20 men exercise” – namely that you should…

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Writing Fiction vs Writing Nonfiction

Which is more difficult? Which is more rewarding? Which is more profitable? I experienced these questions quite a bit over…

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