Wednesday, December 26, 2018

"Why 'The Dead' is the Greatest Christmas Story"

Interesting, short piece that discusses James Joyce's short story, "The Dead." "The hunger experienced by millions as a natural response to a lack of food was not caused by nature but political decisions. This artificiality was and still is the core of Empire. What this means is the famine's dead are also the ghosts of the people sleeping on our streets, or who are bused from rich cities to poor ones. In the way that starvation was imposed, the homelessness of our times is also imposed."

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