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Posted On März 4, 2019By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: The Immortals and Time

The beginning and the ending … An essay by Christopher G. Moore – And a call for the The Moore Prize 2019 Writing on Human Rights at the end of this text. The word “immortals” is entwined in my mind with the Jorge Luis Borges’ story titled The Immortals. The story is an exploration of immortal beings imprisoned in the infinite and seeking to understand their condition. This passage in particular speaks a truth about our ideas of immortality. “Indoctrinated by a practice of centuries the republic of immortal men had attained the perfection of tolerance and almost that of indifference. TheyRead More

Posted On Dezember 16, 2018By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Notes on Creativity and Imagination

Everything you are On 11th December 2018, at the CheckInn99, along with William Wait, we explored creativity and imagination. These are my thoughts I shared with the audience – An essay from Christopher G. Moore The most astonishing, extraordinary thing that happened to each of us tonight is we walked into this room without stopping to marvel and reflect where we are. We aren’t in nature but in constructed space sprung came from imagination. This is true of all rooms around the globe. We’ve gathered inside a confined space designed forRead More

Posted On November 15, 2018By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: The Tyrant Inside Your Mind

The Tyrant Inside Your Mind  by Christopher G. Moore History records many examples of some person, tribe or nation taking an advantage based on better information than their rivals. Whether it is war, economic activity, love and romance or career the competitive edge leading to victory is enjoyed by those who possess the ability to extract and use information to increase the probability of their predicted outcomes. Use the word probability, forecasting, and prediction and thoughts start to wander, your mind has trouble gaining traction. Why is that? It takes aRead More

Posted On Oktober 16, 2018By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: The Story-telling Wars

The story-telling wars by Christopher G. Moore Fires, floods, volcanoes, dying sea coral, boats, dogs, rivers, deaths, births, anniversaries, weddings, car crashes—help us as we can’t absorb all of this information—this is a daily timeline on Facebook or Twitter. Many of us have that feeling of being submerged over our heads in information. We are losing touch to distinguish stories that signal catastrophic consequences from what are the normal drift of life. We are vulnerable to images of dogs, cats, children, or seductive smiles—the online visuals grab us and pullRead More

Posted On Juni 15, 2018By Christopher G. Moore

Essay: Christopher G. Moore on the Power of Ridicule

Why did the hack ultimately fail? By Christopher G. Moore Aaron Schlossberg, a US lawyer, was recently caught on video berating two people for speaking Spanish in a Manhattan restaurant. He was thrown out of the restaurant. But not before his actions went viral on social media. Aaron found himself in a deep hole. A community formed to vent their anger against such a bully. With the daily acts of racism Aaron Schlossberg will soon fall away from public view and memory, and may reappear when inevitably a similar eventRead More

Posted On April 14, 2018By Peter Muender

Über Christopher G. Moore: Springer

Dein Freund, der Schmerz? Mord oder Selbstmord? Das soll Vincent Calvino,  PI  in Bangkok, herausfinden, als er zur Leiche des kanadischen  Malers Raphael gerufen wird:  Der hatte  im Redlight-District attraktive Massage-Girls porträtiert, die er auch gerne flachlegte. Vertrackt nur, dass der Künstler sich schon lange mit Selbstmordgedanken trug, auf seiner Website  seine Gedanken über Leben und Tod, Schmerz und Kunst  verbreitete und obendrein noch als Berater einer Suizid-Hotline aktiv war. Der in Bangkok lebende Christopher Moore zeigt in seinem  jetzt auf Deutsch erschienenen Krimi „Springer“ (Originaltitel „Jumpers“, 2016) einen ziemlich ratlosen Calvino, der langeRead More

Posted On Dezember 16, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Essay: Christopher G. Moore: Empathy

A Christmas Day Truce 2017 By Christopher G. Moore Swimming pools of ink have been emptied in the discussions of the intense verbal warfare in America about politics as the president fires tweets like a machine-gunner at a wide range of enemies. In all of these dramatic battles, there’s not been much discussion about a central question that defines our humanity: have we loss our sense of empathy? Exactly what makes empathy a desirable trait? I recently read an interview with Nick Bostrom, Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy atRead More

Posted On Oktober 17, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Kolumne: Christopher G. Moore: Ethnocracy

Ethnocracy By Christopher G. Moore For a definition of ethnocracy Wikipedia provides: „An ethnocracy is a type of political structure in which the state apparatus is appropriated by a dominant ethnic group (or groups) to further its interests, power and resources. Ethnocratic regimes typically display a combination of ‚thin‘ democratic facade covering a more profound ethnic structure, in which ethnicity (or race, or Religion) – and not citizenship – is the key to securing power and resources. An ethnocratic society facilitates the ethnicization of the state by the dominant group,Read More

Posted On August 15, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Kolumne: Christopher G. Moore: The Headlock of Kinship

The Headlock of Kinship By Christopher G. Moore Archeological finds coupled with better techniques of carbon dating have pushed back the origins of our species to nearly 300,000 years. The environment in which humans evolved favoured family groups as a cohesive, cooperative unit for food gathering and protection against predators. Complaining about your uncle, grandmother or nephew being idle or incompetent wasn’t going to help. The whole group was interconnected. They stuck together because they had no other choice. And remember, for hundreds of thousands of years, hominids lived inRead More

Posted On Juni 15, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Moore Prize 2017

  Christopher G. Moore – unser Mann in Bangkok – ist nicht nur mit seinen Calvino-Romanen ein wichtiger Schriftsteller, sondern auch ein politisch und sozial engagierter Mensch.  Deswegen hat er jetzt einen Preis gestiftet. Alle Titel auf der Shortlist sind einiger Aufmerksamkeit wert:  2017 Moore Prize – Non-fiction Short-list  Human rights and freedom of expression have come under siege by powerful political forces in many parts of the world. The gains of the past may unravel and reverse. In this environment, the Christopher G. Moore Foundation will be awarding aRead More

Posted On April 15, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Essay: Christopher G. Moore: Creative Lawyers and Judges

Creative Lawyers and Judges By Christopher G. Moore Most writers are asked about their prior jobs. When I say my job was a law professor and lawyer, they follow up by asking whether law training helps or hurts you as a novelist. The creative aspects of law practice before a judge features in this excellent article by Maksymilian Del Mar: The Legal Imagination. Having been on both sides of two creative cultures, and that has given me a slightly different perspective from Del Mar. Here are my thoughts. Lawyers (specifically trialRead More

Posted On März 15, 2017By Christopher G. Moore

Essay: Christopher G. Moore on Noir

A Meaning of Noir By Christopher G. Moore, creator of the Vincent Calvino crime fiction series. When you come across the phrase “noir crime fiction”. The first question is what is meant by noir? I have written private eye fiction set in Southeast Asia. My experience has probably been different from many other crime writers in the United States or Canada. The purpose is to start a discussion rather than reaching a definitive conclusion. After twenty-five years writing the sixteen novels in the Vincent Calvino series, I’ve had a chanceRead More

Posted On Dezember 15, 2016By Christopher G. Moore

Essay: Christopher G. Moore: Microbes & Trump

Collective Imbalance and Discord by Christopher G. Moore The title popped out of a book I am reading. Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes”. My plan was to take my mind off politics. Yong’s subject is scientific: the nature, scope and role of microbial organism. The world of microbe creatures seemed light years away from the US election. As is often the case, I was wrong. Rather than taking my mind off politics, I Contain Multitudes became a new lens at which to look at politics in 2016. (I once wroteRead More

Posted On Dezember 15, 2016By Kevin Cummings

Roman: Christopher G. Moore: Jumpers – Vincent Calvino Nr. 16

A Book Review By Kevin Cummings Christopher G. Moore is a master message teller as he crafts his crime tales. Jumpers is #16 in the Calvino series and as a long-time fan I am familiar with the cast of characters: Vincent Calvino, Bangkok P.I. and his cover my back, retired Royal Thai Police General Pratt – not many friends have matching bullet entry wounds for looking after each other. Ratana his loyal secretary, and the cranky and pleasure seeking pal, McPhail. The One Hand Clapping Massage Parlor also makes aRead More
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Posted On Juni 13, 2015By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Vor einiger Zeit haben wir auf Johann Haris fulminantes Buch „Chasing The Dream“ hingewiesen. Heute setzt sich Christopher G. Moore mit dem 100-jährigen „War on Drugs“ auseinander. Anslinger’s  100 Years War I’ve been thinking of winners and loser, peacemakers and warriors, victors and the vanquished. These binary extremes define much of our culture, and much of about the way we think of war and winning. That visceralRead More
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Posted On April 11, 2015By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute beleuchtet er das prekäre Verhältnis von Edward Snowden und der bunten Medienwelt – ein in der Tat globales Thema. An Oscar for Snowden’s Black Mirror Watching the John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight featuring an interview with Edward Snowden in Moscow is a parody of Black Mirror,  the Channel 4 award-winning TV series created by Charlie Brooker. His interview might have been drawn from the premise ofRead More
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Posted On Februar 14, 2015By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute: … Literaturfestivals an und für sich sind schön und gut und nützlich, sie dienen dem Austausch unter interessierten Menschen, sie zeigen neue Ideen, Texte, Visionen und erweitern ganz allgemein den Horizont. Was aber, wenn sie von politisch interessierten Kreisen gecapert werden und etwas ganz anderes passiert? Christopher G. Moore berichtet aus Jaipur, Indien: Swords, Sabers and Silver Urns in Jaipur There are streets in Jaipur, anRead More
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Posted On Dezember 13, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. – Heute: … Mythos und Logos im digitalen Zeitalter – und jede Menge Realpolitik. The Astrologer’s Endgame I’ve been thinking about the current government’s plan for Thailand to create a digital economy, AI and H.P. Lovecraft. Digital is a magic word. It is a talisman for progress and development like Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy and other of the upper case words that fly past in theRead More
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Posted On Dezember 6, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. – Heute: Verschiedene gesellschaftliche Gruppierungen ticken verschieden. Im Kulturbetrieb, zum Beispiel, hängt das Wohl und Wehe der Teilnehmer davon ab, ob sie den Grundmechanismen erkannt haben: It’s all about prestige. Christopher G. Moore untersucht die Funktion von Reputation in verschiedenen Kontexten. Reputation The difference between a man with a big reputation and one with no reputation is very little. That is the stone I want to putRead More
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Posted On November 29, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. – Heute: Große Zahlen sind faszinierende Dinger, man kann so schön mit ihnen beeindrucken, manipulieren, betrügen und anderen Scherz und Frohsinn treiben. Oder wie Christopher G. Moore einen spannenden Essay darüber schreiben: When Your Number is Big Like most people, I have a great deal of trouble comprehending very large numbers. We read that there are between 100 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way GalaxyRead More
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Posted On November 22, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. – Heute erzählt Christopher G. Moore einfach eine Alltagsgeschichte aus Bangkok … bitte konkretisieren Sie selbst: Losing Your Breakfast/Losing your Privacy: A story of one man’s loss in Bangkok I have a confession to make. I’ve been secretly dismissive of timeline photos and stories people post about food. If I really come clean, I’d say that my bias against such foodie photo/opinions/revelations has created an unearned senseRead More
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Posted On November 8, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. – Manche Fragen sind so einfach wie naheliegend und grundlegend sowieso. Man muss sie nur stellen: What should we do? In every age the same question is asked when a band, tribe, or nation is confronted by a challenge, dilemma or catastrophe. If we examine the historical record, the evidence suggests that this question has traditionally been answered by a consensus of the elites. Though a caseRead More
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Posted On Oktober 25, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute: Collective Amnesia What we forget may play as large a role in our lives as what we remember. Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence, Paths, Dangers and Strategies (2014) outlines the cognitive limitations of the human brain. Paying attention to our brain’s capacity to remember, how it remembers, the speed of remembering, and the capacity limits of memory is useful in placing amnesia into context. We can’t understand howRead More
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Posted On Oktober 11, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute: Ob Christopher G. Moore die Herbstmelancholie in Bangkok gepackt hat, wissen wir nicht. Wir wissen allerdings, dass sich Kriminalliteratur – konsequent gedacht – mit den „letzten Dingen“ befasst. Und dazu gehört auch die „letzte Frage“: An Answer to the Last Question What is the last question? It appears, at first blush, to be a trick question. Last question means a long line of previous questions leadingRead More
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Posted On September 13, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute: Schon seit einiger Zeit kreisen Christopher G. Moores Essays um die impliziten Noir-Anteile im Werk und im Denken von Autoren wie George Orwell und Henry Miller – (mehr hier) –, die auch mit Moores eigener literarischer Hauptfigur, Vincent Calvino, PI in Bangkok, zu tun haben. Allen gemeinsam geht es um unschöne, unbequeme Wahrheiten, die oft mit dem Verstoß gegen „obey“ zu tun haben, dem Verstoß gegenRead More
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Posted On August 30, 2014By Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore: Views from Bangkok

Wir denken bei Thailand automatisch an Sex-Business, Sex-Tourismus, Korruption und organisierte Kriminalität. Von außen. Christopher G. Moore lebt und schreibt in dieser Gesellschaft. Heute: Räuber gibt es überall, wo es etwas zu rauben gibt, das ist ihr Beruf. Aber wie immer sind es die Kontexte, die den Unterschied machen. Denn auch Räuber sind kulturell geprägt und von den sie umgebenden Security-System abhängig. Christopher G. Moore erzählt Spannendes über Thai-Räuber. Off-Duty Police officer working as gold shop security guard It is difficult to find a reliable number of gold shops inRead More