The Woke Hate a Joke

There is, perhaps, no novel more appropriate to our time than Milan Kundera’s first novel, The Joke. Published in 1967 in Communist Czechoslovakia, The Joke is the story of a young man, Ludvik, who sends his girlfriend a joke through the mail. The Communist authorities learn of it and destroy his life; though he is a loyal member of the Communist Party, he is ejected from the party and from…




I take a complexity approach to understanding and interpreting economics and politics. I consider our civil society to be made up of subsets of self-organizing network processes that interact to create our civil society. This is a new liberalism (neither left nor right).

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.

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