MEET THE PEQUOD
ABOUT THE PEQUOD
A Blog for Postmodern Times
The Pequod is a blog and a community dedicated to what Jean Paul Sartre called "littérature engagée" or "literature of commitment", whereas we attempt to write about topics from politics to philosophy to history to pop culture in order to engage with a world that is drowning in information, disinformation, truth, falsehoods, and other contradictions that accompany the dialectics of our postmodern age. We will attempt to stay the course, developing our convictions and beliefs, hoping you will join each of us as we go on a quest for some sort of truth.
The Pequod is also a place attempting to revive a more civilized form of argument, where instead of slugging it out in the sloppy trenches of social media, members and contributors are implored to write articles, fully developing their opinions in eloquent, well thought manners when responding to opinions they disagree with.
We hope you enjoy the journey!
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Email the Editor, R.C. Roberts, at to inquire about writing for The Pequod or to submit an article in response to an author here
Writers of The Pequod
Hi, my name is R.C. Roberts, an autodidact writer, aspiring philosopher, and aspiring poet. I am an existential posthumanist, influenced by Jean Paul Sartre, Peter Sloterdijk, and Giles Deleuze
Alexander Lee is a writer who focuses on the subjects of post-structuralism, and is highly influenced by Felix Guattari, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Zizek and John Vervaeke.
JORDAN D. SMIRL
Jordan D. Smirl is a writer and artist with vested interest in history, current events, and political philosophy. Having received a degree in history from the conservative College of the Ozarks, his independent studies have led to the development of a much more left-leaning approach to public issues. Among his strongest influences are political theorist Hannah Arendt and historian Timothy Snyder, who have both explored the machinations of totalitarian regimes in gruesome detail. His writing is also influenced by other thinkers including Rousseau, Marx, and Freire. In general, Smirl is concerned with the resurgence of totalitarian thought in the modern world, the stagnation of liberal democracy, and the dilapidated state of human individuality.
He writes for his own blog, J.D. Smirl