Entries by V.S. Solovyev

Racial Narratology in Law and Policy

CALLED THE MOST CITED LEGAL SCHOLAR OF ALL TIME, former federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner calls himself a “pragmatist” in the dimensions of legal interpretation and in the judgment of many contentious social issues, including forms of personal identity and race. His bona fides are impressive, and the references made by other judges, scholars […]

Cultural Hatred and Cyranic Illusion: There Is No Such Thing as President Biden 

Cyranic Illusion: An empty mind and “Dead-Hand” control: Milgram’s experiment in Cyranoid projection: “A cyranoid is created by cooperatively joining in real-time the body of one person with speech generated by another via covert speech shadowing. The resulting hybrid persona can subsequently interact with third parties face-to-face. We show that naïve interlocutors perceive a cyranoid […]

Balance of Power or Balance of Terror?

I would like to share some perspectives on the Russia-US-Ukraine War, that may be helpful, or at least of interest.  They may not be popular and they could be construed as merely “pro-Russian;” however I simply report my perspectives and experience, and leave some of the implications to the reader’s judgement.  I have lived and […]

Who Is Really Running Our Universities? The Architecture of Conformity: The Case of the University of Chicago and the Rise of American Maoism

“A tyrant needs above all a tyrant-state, so he will use a million little civil servant tyrants who each have a trivial task to perform, and each will perform that task competently, and without remorse, and no one will realize that he is the millionth link.  At every link in the chain, obedience has been […]

Who is Really Running the White House? 

“There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations.  A despot may otherwise constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly by the chain of their own ideas. … […]