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AB95: The Philosophy Issue
(May/June 2011)

Featured during this issue:

inventive Director: Pedro Inoue
Tzvetan Todorov on American torture
Darren Fleet discusses this generation’s “apocalypse”
We discover America’s position in Egypt’s darkish past
Pentti Linkola’s view on inhabitants control
Micah White demands revolution opposed to American decadence
Michael Löwy explores advertising’s have an effect on on our health
We ask: What issues in existence? What concerns in demise?

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Once a phone with the app was placed LETTER TO THE EDITOR I do not think you cannot have meant I assume it’s in error it comes to my attention it rises from the muck it sways elephantine in a Gulf Stream breeze you surely meant other you must have encountered others you are much mistaken in this and in all other circumstances I assume it’s in error I cannot think you mean to suggest it comes from a childhood spent waiting for someone to notice it comes from an unexamined life it clings to your skin like gold leaf there is no other explanation for your hubris your Jacobean politics your glitter and spit I assume it’s in error you cannot mean what I have meant but I have taken it back you must take it back also you must scoop up its sagging flesh and ball it up tight you must open your mouth and shove it all in every tentacle I assume it’s in error you cannot mean you must take it in you must expand your mouth your argument you must assume responsibility for your childhood you must assume the past is the past you cannot retract anything you’ve said I assume in error I do not think you meant what you said about your parents about the elephant in the room you are mistaken I do not think it was harmed by the hooks or the electric whip its feet were already painted gold it cannot remember it already knew the circle but I assume they remember those elephants they do I assume in error your childhood this dust.

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How does this make us feel about elevators? Vertical-transportation enthusiasts often remind us that elevators enable height, and therefore density, and therefore energy efficiency and cultural ferment—urbanity itself. Opponents of tall buildings, sometimes citing Jane Jacobs, say that they cast a pall over neighborhoods, like gated communities stacked skyward. Both sides have a point. The city’s keenest vertical-transportation enthusiast may be Patrick Carr, who has spent sixty-one years in the elevator trade—as a repairman, a manufacturer, a consultant, and an expert witness.

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