May 18, 2016

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“A Yeast Which Creates A Culture For The Spread Of Invincible Ignorance…:  Susan Jacoby

Without memory, judgments are made on the unsound basis (more…)

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“Ideological Thinking  Becomes Emancipated From Reality And Insists On A “Truer” Reality….” Hannah Arendt

“The claim to total explanation promises to explain all historical happenings, the total explanation of the past, the total knowledge of the present (more…)

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May 8, 2016

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“These Uneasy Spirits… Were In Primitive Periods Promptly Put To Death… Progress Was Slow In Those Days.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“In the course of social evolution there are developed individuals so constituted as to not fit existing conditions (more…)

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February 1, 2016

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“Every Function Of A Man’s Spirit Participates.” Paul Tillich

You see, problematically, this just doesn’t leave much headroom for persuasive arguments about rational self-interest.

In the act of faith every nerve of a man’s body, every striving of a man’s soul, every function of a man’s spirit participates.”

Paul Tillich. The Dynamics Of Faith. (New York: Harper and Row, 1958). Cited in: Jeanne Randolph. Shopping Cart Pantheism. (Winnipeg: ARP Books, 2015)

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December 14, 2015

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“The Injuries We Escape We Visit Upon Others:” Livy

“So difficult is it to steer a moderate course in safeguarding freedom. (more…)

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“We Can Endure Neither Our Vices Nor The Remedies Needed To Cure Them:” Livy

“My wish is that each reader will pay closest attention to the following: how men lived (more…)

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October 1, 2015

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“The Autonomy Of The Law Is Not Inconsistent With Tyranny:” Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, David Graeber

“Tyranny- defined as the exercise of state power in the private interest.”
Graeber, David: Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value. New York: Palsgrave 2001

pp102

“…the autonomy of the law, which is necessary to its legitimacy, is not inconsistent with serving the needs of political and economic power.”

Dezalay and Garth, Dealing In Virtue, pp98. Cited in Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: The Making Of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy Of American Empire, London, Verso 2012.

Both books are excellent.

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