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By Randall E. Auxier, Doug Anderson

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness at the fringe of Truth

Known because the operating man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or just, the Boss. If "love is a dinner party at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has supplied a lot nutrients for suggestion. during this choice of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like impossible to resist Jersey women. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate via his music "Born to Run"? What do the recognized thinker Ricuoer and Springsteen have in universal of their depiction of time? those die-hard Springsteen fanatics, who simply ensue to be philosophers, collect an pleasing guide to the sphere of Springsteen reports, masking subject matters like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's inspiration of the soul, and his prestige as a poet.

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In a controversial paper presented to the Popular Culture Association, Richard Francaviglia compared malls to amusement parks such as Disneyland. William Severini Kowinski ex­ pands on this notion by describing malls as " the feudal castles of contemporary America. " By keeping weather out and keeping itself always in the present-if not in the future-a mall aspires to create timeless space. Removed from every thing else and existing in a world of its own, a mall is also placeless space. S. Supreme Court has twice ruled in separate cases that malls are not public places where citizens can express their views, distribute leaflets, or congregate freely-unlike the old town squares.

The tone of her voice was always hos­ tile, and Auntie Em sounded just like my mother-bossy and domineering. Auntie Em's husband was a wimp, and for once the tables were turned: he took orders from her! My mother and Auntie Em were proof to me that if you wanted to get things done you had to delegate authority and keep everyone apprised of the rules of the game as well as the consequences. As a child, I often felt helpless, powerless, because I had no control over my situation and couldn't 32 G o i n s t o t h e Mo v i e s tell my mother when I thought (or knew) she was wrong or being totally un­ fair, or when her behavior was inappropriate.

I wouldn't have put myself in such a precarious situation. I'd have been able to go straight to the Wizard, no strings attached. First of all, that she walked was stupid to me; I would've asked one of those Munchkins for a ride. And I never bought into the idea of those slippers, but once I bought the whole idea, I accepted the fact that the girl was definitely lost and just wanted to get home. Personally, all I kept thinking was, if she could get rid of that Wicked Witch of the West, the Land of Oz wasn't such a bad place to be stuck in.

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