Category Archives: self-deception

Confused Shaman Accidentally Revives Marx • 2 February 2007

The marginal mystics of any era turn me on—Heraclitus, Jeremiah, forest monks, Hildegaard, Wittgenstein, Carlton Pearson. Which is my excuse for reading Andrew Cohen. But oh did he disappoint me this month by publishing talk radio shrink/NYU scholar Howard Bloom’s jayvee defense of consumerism. Though I’m ambivalent (if listing leftward) about what consumerism is doing to us, Bloom’s article […]