Monthly Archives: November 2016

Liberal Democracy and Its Discontents

Democracy’s Defenders Against the backdrop of mounting civil unrest, stark political division, and demands for the imprisonment and repeal of citizenship for those who would burn the American flag, delivered via tweet by a clownish oaf who happens to be … Continue reading

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The Vertigo of Power: A Review of Stephen Graham’s “Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers”

In his 1991 tome on postmodernism, Frederic Jameson famously suggested that under “late capitalism” – that is, the kind of globalized, flexible capitalism that tore past the limit points imposed by earlier stages of development – we’ve lost the ability … Continue reading

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Trump: What-How-What

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Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria

http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2016/11/andreas-malm-revolutions-in-a-warming-world-lessons-from-syria/

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Not Us, Me By Jodi Dean

“The investment in identity is intense. It shores up a fragile individuality. It provides a location for political righteousness. It prevents the formation of the solidarities opposition to capitalism requires. In the weeks and months to come, we can expect … Continue reading

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How to Topple a Dictator? @SrdjaPopovic

http://canvasopedia.org/ see also https://theintercept.com/2016/11/12/surveillance-self-defense-against-the-trump-administration/

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Fascism & The Historical Irony of Facebook’s “Fake News” Problem

View story at Medium.com Turner: Fascism, and authoritarianism more generally, is about particular political movements in the early 20th century. They generally feature a leader with dictatorial powers, a single party and the ability to enforce the will of party … Continue reading

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