July 20, 2014

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“A SOCIALIST ETHICS WILL FIND EMBARRASSING THE PROBLEMS POSED BY THE CONDITION OF WOMEN.” Simone DeBeauvoir

“A truly socialist ethics, concerned to uphold justice without suppressing liberty and to impose duties upon individuals without abolishing individuality, will find most embarrassing the problems posed by the condition of woman. (more…)

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September 15, 2009

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Propaganda: “Foolproof Against A Reality Which The Movements Promised To Change…” Hannah Arendt

“The advantages of a propaganda that constantly “adds the power of organization” to the feeble and unreliable voice of argument, and thereby realizes, so to speak, on the spur of the moment, whatever it says, are obvious beyond demonstration. Foolproof against arguments based on a reality which the movements promised to change, against a counterpropaganda disqualified by the mere fact that it belongs to or defends a world which the shiftless masses cannot and will not accept, it can be disproved only by another, a stronger or better, reality.”

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. 1948: Harcourt, Brace, New York (pub. 1979) Pp 363

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July 10, 2008

Hypocrisy: Samir Amin

“The discourse of the powerful bemoaning unemployment and poverty -as if these phenomena were not the result of their policies- is pure hypocrisy.”

Samir Amin: Capitalism in the Age of Globalization. 1997, London: Zed Books
Amin is an economist of the South and an academic in the North. His perspective is significant.

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