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AuthorSebastian Henderson

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July 13, 2009

November 1973 President Richard M. Nixon stands at the podium. A crowd of 400 gun-crazed freedom-loving NRA members sit waiting. As Nixon prepares to give his speech he feels a rush of energy through his cold veins. Nixon lived vicariously through his speeches and he felt most alive when standing in front of a crowd […]

June 2, 2009

I wouldn’t call myself paranoid, yet I see conspiracies everywhere. I never really believed what the experts told me, and I always had the sneaking suspicion that science was just metaphysics dressed in elegant drag. Lately I had become convinced swine flu was just sensational propaganda promoted by the pharmaceuticals. But it didn’t stop there, […]

May 12, 2009

What at first appears to be a relatively innocuous memo lifted from the pages of George Orwell’s 1984 is in fact an accurate account of the treatment by US forces of two detainees. Take a journey down into the depths of the Ministry of Truth’s Records Department and fact check history. Change the names of […]

April 6, 2009

4:27pm Tuesday 3rd March I sat in my room and watched Rahm Emanuel on the internet. As I looked out over the top of Rahm’s talking head through the window and onto the concrete mess of sea and people, who do I see walking down the hill but our fair maiden, Jackson Wood—editor at large! […]

March 16, 2009

Suffocating 33-degree morning from the cool, comfortable, and now overcrowded bus. This small and proud Cuban town had another purposeful yet vaguely familiar bus terminal, reminding me of every other terminal I had arrived at throughout South America on my travels thus far. Two months into my travels, seven or eight terminals later—or was it […]

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