Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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a slogan refering to globalization popularised by Margaret Thatcher; means that the market economy is the only system that works, and that debate about this is over

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Ideological struggle gave way to the TINA ('there is no alternative') principle, and the foundations for a technocratisation of politics had been laid.

—p.22 by David Van Reybrouck
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Ideological struggle gave way to the TINA ('there is no alternative') principle, and the foundations for a technocratisation of politics had been laid.

—p.22 by David Van Reybrouck
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(verb) to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently; rail

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three leaders inveighed bitterly against the parliamentary system: Lenin, Mussolini and Hitler.

—p.31 by David Van Reybrouck
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three leaders inveighed bitterly against the parliamentary system: Lenin, Mussolini and Hitler.

—p.31 by David Van Reybrouck
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a radical socialist and revolutionary government that ruled Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871. Following the defeat of Emperor Napoleon III in September 1870, the French Second Empire collapsed, and the French Third Republic rose up in its place (initially intended as a provisional government but it ended up lasting until 1940) to continue the war with Prussia, which resulted in a 4-month-long siege of Paris (ending Jan 28), which laid the groundwork for the Commune

32

For the development of his alternative he took inspiration from the Paris Commune of 1871 (the source of the word 'communism')

on Lenin. did not know the etymology of communism

—p.32 by David Van Reybrouck
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For the development of his alternative he took inspiration from the Paris Commune of 1871 (the source of the word 'communism')

on Lenin. did not know the etymology of communism

—p.32 by David Van Reybrouck
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referring to Frankfurt School sociologist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas, best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere

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over the course of the centuries a 'public sphere' emerged, to borrow a phrase and a theory from German sociologist Jürgen Habermas

—p.42 by David Van Reybrouck
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over the course of the centuries a 'public sphere' emerged, to borrow a phrase and a theory from German sociologist Jürgen Habermas

—p.42 by David Van Reybrouck
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the postulate that markets are organised most effectively by private enterprise and that the private pursuit of accumulation will generate the most common good; accomplished by opening international markets and financial networks, and downsizing the welfare state

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The equilibrium came to an end as a result of neoliberal thinking, which reshaped public space radically in the 1980s and 1990s. Not civil society but the free market was now the main architect and this applied to countless domains of public life, especially the media.

—p.49 by David Van Reybrouck
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The equilibrium came to an end as a result of neoliberal thinking, which reshaped public space radically in the 1980s and 1990s. Not civil society but the free market was now the main architect and this applied to countless domains of public life, especially the media.

—p.49 by David Van Reybrouck
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(adjective) depending on an uncertain event or contingency as to both profit and loss / (adjective) relating to luck and especially to bad luck

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Because representation of the people was brought about by the drawing of lots, we might speak of an aleatoric-representative democracy (from the Latin for dice)

in Athens

—p.67 by David Van Reybrouck
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Because representation of the people was brought about by the drawing of lots, we might speak of an aleatoric-representative democracy (from the Latin for dice)

in Athens

—p.67 by David Van Reybrouck
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(noun) discontinuance from use or exercise; disuse

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With the demise of Athenian democracy, it fell into desuetude, then oblivion

quoting James Fishkin (guy who introduces deliberative democracy bodies in various countries)

—p.109 by David Van Reybrouck
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With the demise of Athenian democracy, it fell into desuetude, then oblivion

quoting James Fishkin (guy who introduces deliberative democracy bodies in various countries)

—p.109 by David Van Reybrouck
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