“If Knowledge Is Power, It Is Also Pain”

Introduction to Daydream Believer

“What are all beliefs but the possibilities of I?” — Austin Osman Spare, The Focus of Life

Several years prior to this writing, a famous political operative — someone you would immediately recognize and perhaps be surprised by — asked me to meet him at a suite in a posh Park Avenue hotel. I biked up from my…

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Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz

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