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Allen Ruppersberg for Bedeutung Magazine: The Secret of Life and Death

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Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri: Commonwealth (2009)

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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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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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Walter Benjamin & Bertolt Brecht: Story of a Friendship?

The English translation of Erdmut Wizisla’s formidable study Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship is published this Autumn by Libris. No-one has a better view of the much disputed relationship between these two figures than Erdmut Wizisla, director of Berlin’s Benjamin and Brecht Archive. Greeting the German edition, Momme Brodersen spoke [...]
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SuperFreakonomics

Speakers: Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling 4 million copies in 35 languages. Now, four years in the making, arrives the follow up: SuperFreakonomics. Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner return with a book that is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. Freakonomics made the world safe [...]
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Techno-digital apocalyptism…

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Read My Pins

Madeleine Albright’s pins: watch the slide show here.
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