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Be the anti-totalitarian pig you wish to see in the world.


It's all well and good to bring the mighty low in order to pass judgment on them. But if the people don't then rise up and execute a sentence upon the real pigs, the whole effort is Pyrrhic. Or at best Sisyphean. Not to say that revolution itself, violent or velvet, is not itself a Sisyphean endeavor. But at least you get the appearance of progress.

Jeff Dorchen gets in some light reading before the dawning of the Trump era, and flips through a history of mostly unsuccessful artistic responses to the threat of war, from helmed pigs in beer halls to Hašekian little men, before turning the page to the present day, and all the state violence and radical resistance we'll have to write into history ourselves.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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