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The Morning Waffle: Alexander Ross Petersen [Love Among The Mannequins]

Alexander Ross Petersen is an author of music, fiction and ideas. You can find out more about A R Petersen the person here. When not writing words down in physical form, Alexander is a member of the marvellous Love Among The Mannequins. They play rock, of sorts. Anyway, enough small talk…

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Do you think the Euro will survive?

No idea.

Theatre or Opera?

Even though I see neither – ever – I suppose I’ll choose opera, purely because I’ve read incidentally around the subject and find the controversies such as those surrounding Strauss’s  ’Salome’ interesting.

Is there such a thing as ‘intelligence’?

I’d say that if you are faced with a difficult moral situation and, after evaluating all options possible to you and deciding none of them to be right, I’d say that you were probably showing symptoms of intelligence. If I was pushed for a definition I’d say intelligence could be measured by the awareness and appreciation of how little you know and understand and, also, that an opinion is not the same thing as a fact.

Does/Could communism work?

No.

In one sentence, what is art?

Several thousand perfectly valid contradictory manifestos.

If I could be any character from my extensive knowledge of Greek mythology, I would be… ?

Fantasy: Thanatos. Realistically: Sisyphus.

Is it a good thing to always be asking ‘why?’

Neither good nor bad. It passes the time, sometimes pleasantly.

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