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Into the Mystic: Capitalism and the Structuralization of Spirituality

In his fantastic book The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, Paul N. Edwards forwards a quasi-literary reading of the way power and subjectivity operate in the age of the computer, focusing primarily on … Continue reading

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The Swarmachine: A Historical Puzzle (Part 1)

The Colors of Revolution As the Cold War came to an end, undoing the critical strategic worldwide gridlock fueled by the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, globalization took off, accelerating the flows of capital, technology, and … Continue reading

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Reading Notes from S.M. Amadae’s “Rationalizing Democracy”

Introduction “…recounts the defeat of Marxism by rational choice liberalism: a philosophy of markets and democracies that was developed in part to anchor the foundations of American society during the Cold War.” (pgs. 2-3) RC has persisted past the Cold War … Continue reading

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Between the Transnational Capitalist Class and Global Civil Society: The Structures of Imperial Protocol

In several past posts, I’ve looked at different ways in which Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s hypothesis of Empire, the current transnational order, is composed and operates through its various methodologies and influences. In one of these, Life in the … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: A Story of Capture (Part 1 of 2)

[The following comes from a text I had worked on several years ago. For a variety of reasons, the project never came to fruition, but I’ve been revisiting my notes from this period in preparation for my current work. Note: … Continue reading

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