Number of Narratives

The Deep Swamp State (Below the FBI Building in DC) – Diorama by John Fraim  American Political Narratives Number of Narratives John Fraim “Sometimes we move towards the true answer by defining life into a number of things rather than defining life into things.” (Ancient Proverb)   We look so intently for things in our Western […]

The Clash of Narratives

Jim’s TeaHouse – Where No Narratives Clash A thesis can be put forward that political narratives have a relationship to the degree of division or unity in the nation. Perhaps the best indicator of America’s division/unity temperature is represented by the historic statistics from Presidential elections showing popular and electoral votes. The charts go back […]

Pseudo-Events & Polical Narratives

“We don’t quite know what reality is, anymore. And, more worryingly, we don’t seem much to care.” Daniel Boorstin In the early 60s, the American scholar Daniel Boorstin wrote a book about the effects of media publicity and advertising on political and social practices in the United States in of the 1950s. The title of […]

Dangers of Political Narratives

John Fraim Certainly not all see benefits in the creation of political narratives. In the 7/20/16 Kennedy School Review, Stephen Hawkins and Tommy Flint provide an interesting article “Two Stories, One America: How Political Narratives Shape Our Understanding of Reality.” Drawing upon the support of a burgeoning field of academic research, they describe how our […]

Political Narratives

The FBI Building Presiding Over the Deep State Swamp – Diorama by J. Fraim (May 2018) (From Chapter 8 of a New Work) The word narrative is one of the most popular words of our time, meaning so many things to so many people. In its relationship to a story, it creates a type invisible […]

The Storyteller Aquarius

The Storyteller Aquarius (From chapter 6 in our current project) The change in marketing from advertisement to story might be a product of the digital age as authors above argue. However, the change could be part of something even greater reflected in the change of astrological signs and the movement from the Age of Pisces […]

Tracking Down Political Narratives

Where/When is the Origin Spot of a Political Narrative? If so, where/what/who is this point? Have political narratives been used through history? In other words, the use of stories in creating a nation, a government, a historical figures … through history. Perhaps the story device is not a new device for creating political narratives throughout […]

Screenwriting & Political Narrative

The Caretaker’s Suite and Boiler Room of a New York Hotel, 1950s (1/12, 2016) – Darryl Audette _____________________________________________ Application of Screenwriting Technique to Political Narrative John Fraim Over the years, methods of storytelling have changed to reflect the technology of their time. The most advanced form of storytelling is screenwriting. Its methods and techniques are […]

Propaganda & The American Revolution

(Click on YouTube link at bottom of this post to listen to Art of Noise music to read this post by) I read an interesting review of a book titled Propaganda and the American Revolution (see bottom of this post).At the time of the revolution, there was much propaganda in pamphlets like Common Sense. Other media elements […]