Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocal Analysis

By: Jay Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol is one of J.J. Abrams’ best productions so far, a close second to Star Trek (directed by Brad Bird).  It’s also a stunning revelation of real-world cloak and dagger geo-politics if ever there was one (on film).  Not only is the plot centered around agents engaged in transnational plots,…

Blood Meridian as Gnostic Tirade: A Response to Harold Bloom and Leo Daugherty

   By: Jay      Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is considered by many critics to be one of the best novels of the last century, ranked by many with Moby Dick and Absalom! Absalom!, while some have called McCarthy the heir apparent to William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor.  Blood Meridian is certainly not your average book,…

Plato, Aristotle, Egypt and the Structure of Reality

Aristotle, Plato, Egypt and the Structure of Reality Immanuel Kant wrote at the close of his Critique of Pure Reason as follows: In respect of the origin of the modes of ‘knowledge through pure reason’, the question is as to whether they are derived from experience, or whether in independence of ex-experience they have their…