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Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

Commonwealth, by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri — First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, by Slavoj Zizek

by John Gray from The Independent One of history’s most discredited ideologies is having a comeback – not as a political force but as a commodity in the marketplace. No longer confined to dingy meetings of ageing Trotskyites or the longueurs of the academic seminar, communism has been reinvented as a kind of intellectual cabaret act. The 20th [...]
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A right conclusion for the wrong reasons: 'Say no to asbos for downloaders'

by Charlotte Gore from The Guardian At 33 years old I’m more Generation X than Generation X-Box. I’m too old to be one of the new wave of “digital natives” who’ve never known life without the internet, but I’m just about young enough (and geeky enough) to consider myself an enthusiastic immigrant. I moved in about 13 [...]
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Ulysses // by Joseph Strick

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Conversations with Žižek

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Wallace Berman // Aleph (1958-1976)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3964289&w=600&h=400&] “Aleph is an artist’s meditation on life, death, mysticism, politics, and pop culture. In an eight-minute loop of film, Wallace Berman uses Hebrew letters to frame a hypnotic, rapid-fire montage that captures the go-go energy of the 1960s. Aleph includes stills of collages created using a Verifax machine, Eastman Kodak’s precursor to the photocopier. [...]
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Violent Dissent in Greece

by Alexandros Stavrakas from The Guardian In a few weeks, Greece will commemorate the “December events”, which began last year when a police officer killed a young boy in Exarhia, an area that’s been described as a semi-ghetto of leftist dissidents and anarchists in the centre of Athens. Following this event, weeks of protests ensued and from [...]
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Ben-Hur: The Book That Shook the World

by Amy Lifson from Humanities “Hate keeps a man alive.” Those famous words do not actually appear in the original 1880 novel Ben-Hur by General Lew Wallace. Karl Tunberg, or more likely Christopher Fry or Gore Vidal (there was a dispute over the screenplay credit), gave that line to Roman patrician Quintus Arrius as he confronted the magnificent, [...]
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