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Entries from March 2018

will return to normal blogging tomorrow…?

March 31st, 2018 · No Comments

best of luck

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ResoluteReader: Iain Ferguson – Politics of the Mind: Marxism and Mental Distress

March 31st, 2018 · No Comments

Source: ResoluteReader: Iain Ferguson – Politics of the Mind: Marxism and Mental Distress

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youtopia…someone/somewhere/hereinaftermath/prophesied

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It is not utopian to challenge economic injustice and capitalist totalitarianism…//Utopia is a dangerous ideal: we should aim for ‘protopia’ | Aeon Ideas The attack on utopia is a rightist canard and it is remarkable shermer would still ply this nexus of fallacies. The issue is not some ‘utopian’ perfection but the creation of a […]

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…epochal modernity…

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Source: 6.1.1 From Reformation to Revolution The sheer complexity of the modern transition is staggering and comprises hundreds if not thousands of innovations. And that includes much in the realm of art and music. What is the nature of this transformation. Step back and read beyond this selection, the whole of chapter six in WHEE: […]

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homo sapiens…suspicious resemblance to (jewish) schlemieullle?/spelling?

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The eonic effect; there is no going back to conventional history, but no clear way to an ‘eonic theory’ March 10th, 2018 · We have been discussing ‘epochal modernity’ all day, but i would recommend the original version in whee and its model. The ‘epoch’ of modernity threatens to get a mysticism of age periods […]

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zeroth, monads, dyads/dialectics/triads, …

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dialectic of the enlightenment…dialectic of the dialectic…//3.5.2 Stream and Sequence: Transition and Oikoumene Source: 3.5.2 Stream and Sequence: Transition and Oikoumene There is no reason why we can’t criticize the ‘enlightenment’. But adorno’s approach with the ‘dialectic’ is problematical. What is the status of the ‘dialectic’ beside the ‘instrumental reason’ so harshly exposed? Fro many […]

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A Glimpse Inside the West Bank

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Smearing Jeremy Corbyn

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[Marxism] Democatic Zionism = massacre of Palestinians

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The War on the Post Office | Green Social Thought

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Source: The War on the Post Office | Green Social Thought

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Israel kills 17 border demonstrators in Gaza – World Socialist Web Site

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Source: Israel kills 17 border demonstrators in Gaza – World Socialist Web Site

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Republican Climate Denialism Has Sunk to a Staggering New Low Under Trump | Alternet

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Source: Republican Climate Denialism Has Sunk to a Staggering New Low Under Trump | Alternet

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Tugging Heart-Strings to Manipulate Minds: Social Media PsyOps – YouTube

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Darwinian fundamentalist Jerry Coyne responds to “Atheist Fairytales’ | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Darwinian fundamentalist Jerry Coyne responds to “Atheist Fairytales’ | Uncommon Descent

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Would Standing on the First Butterfly Really Change the History of Evolution?

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Source: Would Standing on the First Butterfly Really Change the History of Evolution?

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Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus? — ScienceDaily

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Source: Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus? — ScienceDaily

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Black Parkland Shooting Survivors Feel Left Out of the National Gun Debate | Alternet

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Source: Black Parkland Shooting Survivors Feel Left Out of the National Gun Debate | Alternet

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‘Among Stupidest Policies Yet Proposed,’ Trump EPA to Lower Car Emissions Standards

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Source: ‘Among Stupidest Policies Yet Proposed,’ Trump EPA to Lower Car Emissions Standards

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The core heroic saga: marx/engels as epic myth…

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

We have been critical of marx/engels, but only to point to an epic genre pretending to be science. We should take the magnificent moment of those two genius’ as inspiration or a prelude to our contemporary needs of praxis: a real postcapitalist reflection on socialism/communism… The core heroic saga… February 24th, 2018 · No Comments […]

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Translating euripides…the bacchae in blank verse…

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

After attempting thucydides all other greek seems easy, and translating a greek tragedy seems more realistic: below the first prolog of euripides’ bacchae in blank verse…the effort stops quickly as the language becomes artificial, but not as weird as the translation of gilbert murray in heroic couplets… note in passing the early gestation of the […]

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Translating thucydides… leave it to hobbes?

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

WE had a post a while back on the question of translating thucydides: as a former classics major and classics scholar manque the issue became an exercise in memory in old age and diminishing brain power. If the translation is a failure the exercise of the brain is a success. One can recommend the study […]

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Quo vadis? the athenian tragedy, and the american…?

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

The question of american democracy is approaching crisis, not the least a crisis of definition. The founding fathers were clear that a revolutionary starting point was the first axiom of first democracy and clear again that re-foundation would be its inevitable future. But the tragedy of athens seems to predict the tragedy of the modern […]

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NCSE newsletter

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, Good news from Washington, Idaho, and Wisconsin. And a new poll on public opinion about climate change. CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING IN WASHINGTON

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Putin versus gorbachev…(versus ivan the terrible)

March 30th, 2018 · No Comments

The mysterious irony of the ‘end of history’ meme pits the ghost of gorbachev against the putineque regression to tsarist auto-crazy: russian options are few and neo-socialism done right is its futurism done right?! ——————- Gorbachev’s lost opportunity…and Lenin’s? February 27th, 2018 · Marxist confusion has cost the left the ball game, so far. We […]

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