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Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017


In the Arabian Nights, Shahrazad tells of a merman who guides a fisherman around the ocean floor, where underwater societies shun clothing, commerce, and religious restrictions. “I have seen enough,” the fisherman says after eighty days, “for I am getting tired of eating fish.”

There are truths that prove their discoverers witless.

- Karl Kraus, 1909

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