Category: Essay

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General Amnesia: On History and Intellectual Myopia

The horror of history ... there's an air of triviality in this oft repeated phrase, don't you think? Granted that it is not trivial or that we should address even trivialities if we want our thinking to have serious consequences, could we counter its unspoken conclusion of "let's be done with it, then" with the question: "if the life is problem to us, should we solve it by dying?" In this article by the head of the KT's Black Sea Fleet Mihai Marinescu we are presented with the nuanced and definite negative answer to this question.

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In the Ending of the Year

A poignant yet for this reason truly merry Christmas to all KT readers courtesy of Mihai Marinescu

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Imperatrix Mundi: On Traditional Notion of Destiny pt. 2

In the second part of our investigation into traditional notions of destiny and Providence, we focus on Providence as the most intimate inner sanctum of the world and relation human destiny has to it. Also we point out the crucial error by which contemporary thinkers completely distort this relationship.

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Penultimate Times Blues: Nostalgia as Disclosure of Truth

With the help of KT's Department of Eastern European Affairs and Keeping Asses in the Armchairs even nostalgia can reveal some important truths. The dissolution of Communism was not the only catastrophe that befell this peculiar part of the world. Let us inspect some more subtle and more sinister processes that slipped through in the wake of it and were anticipated by ill fated generation whose youth was forfeit at the dawn of the "New World Order". We on KT are hell bent on redeeming that lost time - so we invite you to sink with us in the disclosure only true nostalgia can provide ...

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What’s to be Done: On Holy Indifference Pt.1

How to beat discrepancies of modern living: half of your life you are corporate drone, waiter or construction worker and the other half you might just be striving for sainthood. Yet, as Mihai Marinescu tells us in this two part Eastern European self-help manual for aspiring rebels against the modern world, this is impossible. Then, what am I to do, one might ask? Well, gird yourselves with focus and patience and take a dip in this long and poignant analysis. We won't spoil too much for you if we give answer in advance: You can do what you can.

Sounds simple? It is anything but.

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Imperatrix Mundi: On Traditional Notion of Destiny pt. 1

"Nothing is without reason" - a sentence often pronounced and rarely believed in. Let us pronounce it and see how can it be demonstrated. In this two part essay we'll approach the phenomenon of meaningful coincidences in human life, i.e. destiny, from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics.

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Echomaniacs: Alternative Media as Postmodern Propaganda pt.1

Alternative media ... truth movement ... citizen journalists ... sounds good? Well ... we'll see about that. In this two part analysis we lay out what seems to be the true nature of alt media as a new form of propaganda - a veritable self-propaganda - ripe for internet age. The specimen we focus on are pro-regime pro-Syria activists and intellectuals and their understanding of reality as exemplified by their treatment of other historical events: in this case war in the aftermath of dissolution of Yugoslavia. We claim that the whole batch of alt media indicates to a rather sinister tendency - an attempt to erase the past; an attempt that, now that the means of virtualization are ready at hand, could just succeed.

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Skiagraphia: Internet and the Art of the Shadow Weaving

"How you identify?" "Oh, I identify as ..." If you find this Q&A form peculiar, moreover, if you already noticed how it pervades the conversations, replacing the traditional "Who are you?" and "I am ...", invest some of your time into KT's analysis of the strange cause that just could be underlying this novel, yet only seemingly insignificant, nuance in the form of Internet mediated conversations. It just might cast a peculiar new light on real motives why people seek identitarian movements, conspiracy theories and serial religious conversions.