The lie did not creep into politics by some accident of human sinfulness. Moral...– Crises of the Republic, Hannah Arendt
Those whom history proves right are warned never to cheer. It is always...– “The euro gets off scot-free in this debacle – just like the black rat,” Simon Jenkins in The Guardian. This is blistering.
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From "The University Without Condition," by...
ecantwell: In sum, what does it mean to profess? And what stakes are still hidden in this question as concerns travail, work, career, trade, craft (whether professional, professorial, or not), for the university of tomorrow and, within it, for the Humanities? This word of Latin origin (profiteor, professus sum, eri; pro et fateor, which means to speak, from which also comes “fable” and thus a...
Reasons I'll never have a Food Network series
It would just be called “Grilling and Watching Evita for One.”
Whichever way young people choose to deal with their precarious economic...– Laura Penny (Ottawa Citizen) Wonderfully put. But whenever this intergenerational stuff comes up, I always feel inclined to repost this essay by Donald Gutstein. Though difficult to build amid bogus cries of entitlement, intergenerational solidarity—refusing capital’s insistence on...
The foundation of politics is not the fact more a matter of convention than of...– Jacques Ranciere (via nicoie)
e-schatology: Golden Dawn spokesman [physically] attacks two [female] MPs on live TV maozedongisnotcool: A Golden Dawn MP attacked and slapped a Communist Party MP live on television on Thursday morning, moments after throwing a glass of water at a Syriza MP. In shocking and unprecedented scenes, Ilias Kasidiaris slapped Communist MP Liana Kanelli three times in the face during a live...
In her 1945 Essay, ‘The Seeds of a Fascist International,’ Arendt...– Peg Birmingham, “Political Deception and the Threat of Totalitarianism.” File under: reasons why someone needs to write their thesis on the trace of ideology critique in Arendt.
okay so not everything is awful
On the bus home, a seven-year-old kid sat down next to me while I was reading Caliban and The Witch. He proceeded to tell me that reading is his “favoritest” thing. Then he read like…a page and a half of Caliban aloud, to his (awesome) dad’s delight. When you’re feeling down, there’s nothing quite so sweet as hearing the phrase “ruling class”...
everything is awful
can all you tumblr people just come hang out and we’ll talk about deleuze and bulter and eat burritos and stuff please please please?