The Hunger Games

by Joseph A. Hazani May 15, 2013

Dystopias where the world is not covered in darkness are refreshing to experience. Particularly when as part of the machination of the dystopic there is a strong stratification of society. In fact, as strong as can be: the lower castes are forced to sacrifice their children in a pagan tribute to the state.   It’s quite revealing that the power of the state is what is worshipped....

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Chinatown

by Joseph A. Hazani May 6, 2013

Power displays itself interestingly in the human species. Enough is never enough. Perhaps it is its mere exercise which captivates the beholder into creating a world that bows to them, prostrates to their self as if it is some invulnerability. How quaint, then. As Solomon was solemnly reminded, this too shall pass.   But until its passing is its manifested corruption in the nature of....

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This Must Be the Place

by Joseph A. Hazani April 28, 2013

There seems to be a recurrent theme of boredom attached to prosperity in cinema. One might even suggest that it is a form of contempt for the nature in which such individuals fall into such “wretched” situations. It does, after all, put in place the absurdity of the efforts to acquire material wealth, which is what seems to drive the aims of most people. In this example, we have the....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

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On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....