Author: Ahmad Parmley

Alexander Zaitchik

(1999 – 2001, The Greatest Editor We Ever Had.) Alexander Zaitchik was editor and senior staff writer at Think (Prague) between 1999 and 2001. He first crossed paths with the magazine by publishing a brutal 4,000-word take-down of its editors in the short-lived Globe Coffeehouse zine, Unpronounceable Symbol. Within a year, Alex was writing features for Think, a weekly column (“Notes from Prague Six”), and most of its book and film reviews. He also conceived and wrote the magazine’s wildly popular satirical pull-out, The New Prognosis. His final article for the magazine, appearing in its 50th issue, was *Let...

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Americanism

The American system is a great external apparatus, an inexplicable machine which one might call the objective spirit of the United States and which over here they call “Americanism”; it is a monstrous complex of myths, of values, of formulae, of slogans, of symbols and of rites.

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