Archive for February 2013

Eddie the Kid: Sexual Violence, Socialism and the Left

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Guest Post by Leo Zeilig I have spent most of my adult life in a far-left organisation. The party’s organisers—my comrades—are strong and dedicated fighters against sexism. My earliest memories in the party are of clear and sharp reprimands when I spoke of women as ‘girls’, or, on one occasion, as a new member, spoke about

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The Prince and the Wolf, Graham Harman

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT – THE PRINCE AND THE WOLF Too often debates are sterile. Each participant lines up behind the other, each with their own point of view. All is on show but nothing much happens. This debate is different. Something happened. Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick Author of Non-representational Theory: Space, Politics,

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Superactually by Chuk Moran

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

Section on Talking When mammals live together, they purr and bark. Talking gets dinner ready, people to places on time, and merchandise out the door. There are many forces changing the world. Talk is one. How Are You When someone says, ‘words don’t mean, they function,’ isn’t it a performative contradiction? Doesn’t that sentence depend

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On the Unhappiness of Being Greek, Nikos Dimou

Feb 14th, 2013 | By

If Noam Chomsky and Gore Vidal have a Greek analogue, it is Nikos Dimou, one of the most fertile minds of his generation. This book is a series of 193 mostly brief, often cutting and at times satirical aphorisms about Greece and Greeks. In the postscript, Dimou writes: I have tried, simply, to articulate my

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Circus Philosophicus, Graham Harman

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

The Ferris Wheel Imagine a gigantic ferris wheel of many miles in diameter. The wheel would be lodged in a massive trench in the earth, with the hub at ground level. At all times half of the wheel would be above ground and half beneath the surface. Over the course of twelve or fourteen hours,

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