Sanity & Identity


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

A tentative existence is what society’s current trajectory offers us: alienation from others simultaneous with chronic concern about perception by others. Futile attempts to persist in these conditions takes the form of claiming an identity, espousing sanctioned banalities, and various …

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Authoritarian Character Structure


Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

Radical psychologists Wilhelm Reich and Eric Fromm answered the question of why people submit willingly to authority // Share this on…

Virtuality, Sociopathy & Hyperabsence


Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

The work/sleep, shop/discard, lose/win, simulated existence that is thrust upon us is fundamentally forced participation in an electro-sociopathic process. // Share this on…

Armed Madhouse


Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015

  As the disturbing trend of mass shootings has steadily become a staple of American society, they serve as one extreme example of the collapsing modern social order. // Share this on…

Death & Deadening


Fifth Estate # 392, Fall/Winter 2014 - Art & Anarchy

Modern modes of handling concerns in the death and dying spheres seem emblematic of disturbing trends found throughout mass culture. // Share this on…

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