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.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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

3

Neoliberalism has failed, social democracy is impossible, and only an alternative vision can bring about universal prosperity and emancipation.

—p.3 Introduction (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Neoliberalism has failed, social democracy is impossible, and only an alternative vision can bring about universal prosperity and emancipation.

—p.3 Introduction (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

relating to a church parish; having a limited or narrow outlook or scope

3

The utopian potentials inherent in twenty-first-century technology cannot remain bound to a parochial capitalist imagination; they must be liberated by an ambitious left alternative.

—p.3 Introduction (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The utopian potentials inherent in twenty-first-century technology cannot remain bound to a parochial capitalist imagination; they must be liberated by an ambitious left alternative.

—p.3 Introduction (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) preponderant influence or authority over others; domination / (noun) the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

11

folk politics [...] often rejects the project of hegemony, valuing withdrawal or exit rather than building a broad counter-hegemony

—p.11 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

folk politics [...] often rejects the project of hegemony, valuing withdrawal or exit rather than building a broad counter-hegemony

—p.11 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

intervened with, through an intermediary

13

The problem is rather that folk-political thinking is content to remain at (and even privileges) that level – of the transient, the small-scale, the unmediated and the particular. It takes these to be sufficient rather than simply necessary moments

—p.13 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The problem is rather that folk-political thinking is content to remain at (and even privileges) that level – of the transient, the small-scale, the unmediated and the particular. It takes these to be sufficient rather than simply necessary moments

—p.13 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

a hardening of tissue and other anatomical features / becoming rigid and unresponsive; losing the ability to adapt

17

If even ‘successful’ revolutions led to sclerotic technocracy and political repression in the long term, what then was to be the properly emancipatory course of action?

—p.17 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

If even ‘successful’ revolutions led to sclerotic technocracy and political repression in the long term, what then was to be the properly emancipatory course of action?

—p.17 Our Political Common Sense: Introducing Folk Politics (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

a social relationship that advocates the creation, development, and maintenance of social structures for the equitable distribution of management power (part of anarchist theory)

26

Responding to the twentieth-century failures of state-led political change, horizontalist movements instead advocate changing the world by changing social relations from below. They draw upon a long tradition of theory and practice in anarchism, council communism, libertarian communism and autonomism, in order to – in the words of one proponent – ‘change the world without taking power’.

they summarise it as:

  1. rejecting domination
  2. limited to direct democracy
  3. "prefigurative" politics
  4. direct action
—p.26 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

Responding to the twentieth-century failures of state-led political change, horizontalist movements instead advocate changing the world by changing social relations from below. They draw upon a long tradition of theory and practice in anarchism, council communism, libertarian communism and autonomism, in order to – in the words of one proponent – ‘change the world without taking power’.

they summarise it as:

  1. rejecting domination
  2. limited to direct democracy
  3. "prefigurative" politics
  4. direct action
—p.26 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

an economic system based on participatory decision making as the primary economic mechanism for allocating the factors of production and guidance of production in a society

31

The participatory economics (Parecon) project, for instance, envisions direct democracy at every level of society; but this vision for a postcapitalist world translates into endlessly ramifying staff meetings over every detail of life – hardly the inspiring stuff of utopian visions.

—p.31 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The participatory economics (Parecon) project, for instance, envisions direct democracy at every level of society; but this vision for a postcapitalist world translates into endlessly ramifying staff meetings over every detail of life – hardly the inspiring stuff of utopian visions.

—p.31 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

a range of political philosophies which prioritize the local (production and consumption of goods, government, history, culture, etc)

40

The problem with localism is that, in attempting to reduce large-scale systemic problems to the more manageable sphere of the local community, it effectively denies the systemically interconnected nature of today’s world.

—p.40 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The problem with localism is that, in attempting to reduce large-scale systemic problems to the more manageable sphere of the local community, it effectively denies the systemically interconnected nature of today’s world.

—p.40 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) a change or variation occurring in the course of something; successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs

41

It is food that offers the most visceral embodiment of the benefits of the slow lifestyle, overcoming the vicissitudes of fast-paced capitalism by returning to an older culture of savouring meals and traditional production techniques.

—p.41 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

It is food that offers the most visceral embodiment of the benefits of the slow lifestyle, overcoming the vicissitudes of fast-paced capitalism by returning to an older culture of savouring meals and traditional production techniques.

—p.41 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

(verb) to renounce upon oath / (verb) to reject solemnly / (verb) to abstain from; avoid

43

Localism, in all its forms, represents an attempt to abjure the problems and politics of scale involved in large systems such as the global economy, politics and the environment.

—p.43 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

Localism, in all its forms, represents an attempt to abjure the problems and politics of scale involved in large systems such as the global economy, politics and the environment.

—p.43 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago