Archive for: R. Fiore

Walt Kelly and Me

Nostalgia, racism, and Pogo.

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Fear of Wertham. And Possibly of a Black Planet.

Walt Kelly was doing fine, till R. Fiore decided to defend him.

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Not Best, Mostly American, Comics Non-Criticism

Criticizing Ben Schwartz’s Best American Comics Criticism

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Everyone Gets Into the Fight

The Fiore vs. Berlatsky kerfuffle was so much fun other folks threw some punches as well. I thought I’d do a brief roundup of some of the more entertaining/enlightening blows. Mike Hunter, in a comment over at the mainpage, did an extensive fisking of R. Fiore’s fisking of me. Here’s the first bit: R. Fiore: […]

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Shorter Fiore

I am not world weary and cynical, I am just Machiavellian. The west is not more reasonable than Islam, except that it is more reasonable than Islam. You can see this because of the reason and good fellowship that has prevailed in European countries such as Serbia. Regimes like Iraq were openly hostile to us […]

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Worshipping Nothing

R. Fiore has a recent article up about the South Park censorship brouhaha in which he takes a brave, world-weary stand against cowardly corporations, crazy Muslims, and simplistic theists. As always with Fiore, it’s stylishly written…and as sometimes with Fiore, it’s pretty thoroughly vapid. He’s got that just-plain-common-sense-man-on-the-street approach, which involves repeating things everyone already […]

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Changing the World One Apocalypse At a Time

R. Fiore has an essay up on tcj.com about the Watchmen book and comic. He argues, in part that the movie’s weaknesses are those of the book. the entire movie depends on an idea that became obsolete within a few years after the book came out, which is that nuclear war was such an imminent […]

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