Our memory repeats to us what we haven’t understood. Repetition is...– Paul Valery
Valences of the Mob
In my hibernation late last year, I tore through a copy of Gomorrah that my brother had left behind. It’s a remarkable book. One of the things I wanted to say/write/announce afterwards was that this text absolutely needs to sit alongside all the talk of The Wire as an attempt to do a ‘cognitive mapping’ of contemporary global (and local) politics. Roberto Saviano does a savvy...
Impoverishment of affect brings exorbitance of cynicism.– Paul Connerton, How Modernity Forgets.
Distinction in a culture of mass consumption is demonstrated by acquiring a...– Paul Connerton in How Modernity Forgets. (Just one quote chosen from a very quotable book…) He’s talking in this section about the temporality of contemporary societies and how this has accelerated — from the temporality of production (in industrial economies) to the temporality...
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Lacan's drollness -- in his own words, in a...
S — the subject, the analytic subject, not the subject in its totality but in its opening up. Why should it be whole? We haven’t the faintest idea. Have you ever encountered whole beings? Perhaps it’s an ideal. I’ve never seen any. I’m not whole. Neither are you.
Bill is a left-wing extremist who came up with a money-making scheme. He offers...– An odd little article in Der Spiegel. I, of course, did May Day last year.