Author Archives: Fred Lee

Fantasy versus science fiction.

In “Star Wars,” the fantasy is divided into good and evil. In “Star Trek,” the science fiction is parsed into old and new. Advertisements

Incompleteness as a virtue.

A totalitarian state is bad enough. A totalitarian god is even worse.

Morris, “News from Nowhere.”

Chapter 13 says it all: Utopia has no place for politics.

Life is contradiction.

Antagonistic contradiction—now that is politics.

Herodotus > Thucydides.

History isn’t just war; it is everything.

Aphorism > hashtag.

This is not a sentence.

Seeing is only sometimes believing.

Yet seeing is somehow always conceiving.