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Entries from January 2020

January 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“A community of stakeholders is usually represented by a certain body or sovereign power. The sum total of citizens cannot, however, be represented. Modern nation-states who bestow a civil status on their subjects presume to manifest and to represent their citizens as if this civil status were the essence of citizenship. But citizenship is the […]

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Tags: Ariella Azoulay · Politics & Law · Vizarts

January 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“The shock, the power of an ordinary life. It is a thing you could not invent with banks of computers in a dust-free room.” – Don DeLillo, Underworld Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Don DeLillo · Lit & Crit

January 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“What’s the point of waking up in the morning if you don’t try to match the enormousness of the known forces in the world with something powerful in your own life?” – Don DeLillo, Underworld Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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January 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“Corporations are great and appalling things. They take you and shape you in nearly nothing flat, twist and swivel you. And they do it without overt persuasion, they do it with smiles and nods, a collective inflection of the voice. You stand at the head of a corridor and by the time you walk to […]

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Tags: Don DeLillo · Economics · Lit & Crit

January 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of.” – Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Bruce Springsteen · Lit & Crit

January 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“The photographer engages in a significant series of choices with respect to the event of photography, and these influence the manner in which its final product—the photograph—will appear. Such choices begin with the sheer decision to aim the camera in the direction of a certain event or certain individual, and range through decisions relating to […]

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Tags: Ariella Azoulay · Lit & Crit · Vizarts

January 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“The capitalist machine does not run the risk of becoming mad, it is mad from one end to the other and from the beginning, and this is the source of its rationality. . . . its operation grows more relentless . . . it produces the terrible single class of gray gentlemen . . . […]

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Tags: Verandah

January 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“Sometimes I see something so moving I know I’m not supposed to linger. See it and leave. If you stay too long, you wear out the wordless shock. Love it and trust it and leave.” – Don DeLillo, Underworld Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Don DeLillo · Lit & Crit

January 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“It’s not enough to hate your enemy. You have to understand how the two of you bring each other to deep completion.” – Don DeLillo, Underworld Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Don DeLillo · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

January 16th, 2020 · No Comments

“Even the most overt fascism speaks the language of goals, of law, order, and reason. Even the most insane capitalism speaks in the name of economic rationality.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

January 15th, 2020 · No Comments

“Sexual repression, more insistent than ever, will survive all the publications, demonstrations, emancipations, and protests concerning the liberty of sexual objects, sources, and aims, as long as sexuality is kept—consciously or not—within narcissistic, Oedipal, and castrating coordinates that are enough to ensure the triumph of the most rigorous censors.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, […]

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Tags: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

January 14th, 2020 · No Comments

“People don’t have stories, just lives that no one wants to hear about.” – John Koethe, “Tempting Fate” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit

January 13th, 2020 · No Comments

“How long until I forget nothing in this world belongs to us, not even ourselves?” – Jessica Lynn Suchon, “Ars Poetica with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Verandah

January 12th, 2020 · No Comments

“To confess, to whine, to complain, to commiserate, always demands a toll. To sing it doesn’t cost you a penny. Not only does it cost nothing—you actually enrich others . . . . To move forward clinging to the past is like dragging a ball and chain . . . . We are all guilty […]

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Tags: Henry Miller · Lit & Crit

January 11th, 2020 · No Comments

“The whole of psychoanalysis is an immense perversion, a drug, a radical break with reality, starting with the reality of desire; it is a narcissism, a monstrous autism: the characteristic autism and the intrinsic perversion of the machine of capital. At its most autistic, psychoanalysis is no longer measured against any reality, it no longer […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

January 10th, 2020 · No Comments

“Remember me before I was a heap of salt, the laughing child who seldom did as she was told or came when she was called, the merry girl who became Lot’s bride, the happy woman who loved her wicked city. Do not remember me with pity. I saw you plodding on ahead into the desert […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Ursula Le Guin

January 9th, 2020 · No Comments

“The truth is that sexuality is everywhere: the way a bureaucrat fondles his records, a judge administers justice, a businessman causes money to circulate; the way the bourgeoisie fucks the proletariat; and so on. And there is no need to resort to metaphors, any more than for the libido to go by way of metamorphoses. […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

January 8th, 2020 · No Comments

“There is no longer any need of belief, and the capitalist is merely striking a pose when he bemoans the fact that nowadays no one believes in anything anymore. Language no longer signifies something that must be believed, it indicates rather what is going to be done, something that the shrewd or the competent are […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

January 7th, 2020 · No Comments

“Writing has never been capitalism’s thing. Capitalism is profoundly illiterate. The death of writing is like the death of God or the death of the father: the thing was settled a long time ago, although the news of the event is slow to reach us.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

January 6th, 2020 · No Comments

“Cocaine is God’s way of saying, ‘You’re making too much money.’ ” – Robin Williams, 1981 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics

January 5th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is no longer the age of cruelty or the age of terror, but the age of cynicism, accompanied by a strange piety.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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January 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“The despot challenges the lateral alliances and the extended filiations of the old community. He imposes a new alliance system and places himself in direct filiation with the deity: the people must follow.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Politics & Law

January 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“When a court subjects governmental action to strict scrutiny, it cannot construe ambiguities in favor of the government.” – United States Supreme Court, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution

January 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“The unconscious does not speak, it engineers. It is not expressive or representative, but productive.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

January 1st, 2020 · No Comments

“All writing is so much pig shit—that is to say, any literature that takes itself as an end or sets ends for itself, instead of being a process that ‘ploughs the crap of being and its language,’ transports the weak, the aphasiacs, the illiterate. At least spare us sublimation. Every writer is a sellout. The […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit