many of you have expressed concern about my cognitive and emotional condition, on the grounds that i am reading alexandre kojeve's introduction to the reading of hegel. when they see you with that book, people interpret it as an act of desperation, a cry for help. (kojeve's lectures on hegel were fundamental for heidegger and sartre. the influence was not necessarily entirely salubrious, as benjamin fondane observed.) kojeve defines history as follows: "That universal process that conditioned the coming of Hegel." hegel thought so too! and actually, when i start claiming that i myself am the purpose and culmination of all human history, you can involuntarily commit me. hegel does really run deep. boy he also really really runs crazy, though. evil too.