Slavoj Zizek on the kabbalistic meaning of Castro’s name. Search for “Yeah, but again” in the transcript.
Of course the Lubavitcher Rebbe had an opinion on the Apollo 8 mission.
The descriptions of Hellish government ruining the moral fiber of its people were partly based on the theory that Soviet communism decreased social trust and cooperation norms in people under its yoke. See eg Post-Communist Legacies, Values, and Behavior and The Dynamics And Determinants Of Social Capital.
There seems to be an Unsong Facebook group
The Unsong audiobook is back in business and up to Chapter 11.
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