A Better View of the Abyss

Note: From time to time, I hope to include posts from guest writers whose preoccupations align with All of That. The following piece is by my wife, Barbara Black, who teaches nineteenth-century British literature at Skidmore College.  Pascal famously claimed that we live by situating something between us and the abyss so that we can … Continue reading A Better View of the Abyss

Paying the Price, or Paying for the T-Shirt

In his remarkable book Democracy in Black, Eddie Glaude, Jr., writes of the Ferguson, Missouri, protests that they “disrupted the status quo and dramatically affected the lives of the people who lived there.” Some people, he continues, condemned the violence of the protests and “urged the protesters to channel their rage and turn to the … Continue reading Paying the Price, or Paying for the T-Shirt