“You Behold in Me a Horrid Example of Free Thought”

Brian Cook

Today is the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce's Ulysses takes place. It is the solemn duty of all cosmopolitan literates to walk wherever they go, tip with a benevolence bordering on insanity, resist "idle mockery," remember your dead, speak softly yet firmly against any bullies who advocate imperialism, nationalism or religion, drink to the point of oblivion, and wholly affirm human existence.

Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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