Category Archives: metaphors

Merkel’s Game of Chicken

Most people know the game of chicken. Two cars accelerate toward each other trying to intimidate the other into swerving – if neither swerves, both die a fiery death. There’s been talk that German chancellor Angela Merkel and the debt-ridden … Continue reading

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Metaphors and other Hitchensian Treasures Hidden in Internet

This metaphor comes to us via The Chorus and Cassandra, a 1985 essay by Christopher Hitchens in defense of Noam Chomsky. At the time, Chomsky was taking a lot of flak from those on the right regarding his views on … Continue reading

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