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).

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[...] Unable to tackle the global causes of such challenges as immigration and terrorism or growing inequality at the national level, or to combat them with long-term strategies, more and more politicians rely on law and order at home, together with the promise to make their respective countries 'great again'. In the Age of Austerity, it is evidently no longer possible to offer citizens much in their roles as workers, fellow sovereign citizens, school children or users of public infrastructure. In consequence, the political emphasis has shifted to the dimension of nationality, the promise of safety, and the restoration of the glory of a bygone age.

easy software analogy here: you know you need to refactor this shitty legacy system, but it'd be hard work, plus you'd need to cooperate with other people

—p.xi Preface (x) by Heinrich Geiselberger 9 months, 1 week ago

[...] Unable to tackle the global causes of such challenges as immigration and terrorism or growing inequality at the national level, or to combat them with long-term strategies, more and more politicians rely on law and order at home, together with the promise to make their respective countries 'great again'. In the Age of Austerity, it is evidently no longer possible to offer citizens much in their roles as workers, fellow sovereign citizens, school children or users of public infrastructure. In consequence, the political emphasis has shifted to the dimension of nationality, the promise of safety, and the restoration of the glory of a bygone age.

easy software analogy here: you know you need to refactor this shitty legacy system, but it'd be hard work, plus you'd need to cooperate with other people

—p.xi Preface (x) by Heinrich Geiselberger 9 months, 1 week ago
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The Great Regression that we are witnessing currently may be the product of a collaboration between the risks of globalization and neoliberalism. The problems that have arisen from the failure of politicians to exercise some control over global interdependence are impinging on societies that are institutionally and culturally unprepared for them.

—p.xiv Preface (x) by Heinrich Geiselberger 9 months, 1 week ago

The Great Regression that we are witnessing currently may be the product of a collaboration between the risks of globalization and neoliberalism. The problems that have arisen from the failure of politicians to exercise some control over global interdependence are impinging on societies that are institutionally and culturally unprepared for them.

—p.xiv Preface (x) by Heinrich Geiselberger 9 months, 1 week ago
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The new populist leaders recognize that they aspire to national leadership in an era in which national sovereignty is in crisis. The most striking symptom of this crisis of sovereignty is that no modern nation-state controls what could be called its national economy. [...]

control has been ceded to the global capitalist class

—p.2 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 2 weeks ago

The new populist leaders recognize that they aspire to national leadership in an era in which national sovereignty is in crisis. The most striking symptom of this crisis of sovereignty is that no modern nation-state controls what could be called its national economy. [...]

control has been ceded to the global capitalist class

—p.2 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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This, then, is what the leaders of the new authoritarian populisms have in common: the recognition that none of them can truly control their national economies, which are hostages to foreign investors, global agreements, transnational finance, mobile labour and capital in general. [...]

—p.5 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 2 weeks ago

This, then, is what the leaders of the new authoritarian populisms have in common: the recognition that none of them can truly control their national economies, which are hostages to foreign investors, global agreements, transnational finance, mobile labour and capital in general. [...]

—p.5 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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[...] As long as jobs, pensions and incomes continue to shrink, minorities and migrants will continue to be obvious scapegoats until a persuasive political message emerges from left liberal voices about restructuring income, social welfare and public resources. [...]

—p.8 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 1 week ago

[...] As long as jobs, pensions and incomes continue to shrink, minorities and migrants will continue to be obvious scapegoats until a persuasive political message emerges from left liberal voices about restructuring income, social welfare and public resources. [...]

—p.8 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 1 week ago
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Germany [...] can also exit, close its borders, hoard its wealth and let the rest of Europe (and the world) solve its own problems. The latter may be the message from the German right, but it would be a foolish option. Global interdependence is here to stay and German wealth is as dependent on the global economy as anyone else's. The 'exit' solution would not be good for Germany. [...]

—p.11 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 1 week ago

Germany [...] can also exit, close its borders, hoard its wealth and let the rest of Europe (and the world) solve its own problems. The latter may be the message from the German right, but it would be a foolish option. Global interdependence is here to stay and German wealth is as dependent on the global economy as anyone else's. The 'exit' solution would not be good for Germany. [...]

—p.11 Democracy fatigue (1) by Arjun Appadurai 9 months, 1 week ago
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[...] populism is tied to a plebiscitary linkage which does not empower the people as a whole, but rather an individual leader. This plebiscitarian turn can be seen in regressive politics, with leaders appealing to the masses through anti-establishment discourses while manipulating rather than involving 'the people'.

contrasting plebiscitary with participatory

—p.35 Progressive and regressive politics in late neoliberalism (26) by Donatella della Porta 9 months, 1 week ago

[...] populism is tied to a plebiscitary linkage which does not empower the people as a whole, but rather an individual leader. This plebiscitarian turn can be seen in regressive politics, with leaders appealing to the masses through anti-establishment discourses while manipulating rather than involving 'the people'.

contrasting plebiscitary with participatory

—p.35 Progressive and regressive politics in late neoliberalism (26) by Donatella della Porta 9 months, 1 week ago
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[...] In the US form, progressive neoliberalism is an alliance of mainstream currents of new social movements (feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism and LGBTP rights) on the side, and high-end 'symbolic' and service-based sectors of business (Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood) on the other. In this alliance, progressive forces are effectively joined with the forces of cognitive capitalism, especially financialization. [...]

—p.41 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 2 weeks ago

[...] In the US form, progressive neoliberalism is an alliance of mainstream currents of new social movements (feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism and LGBTP rights) on the side, and high-end 'symbolic' and service-based sectors of business (Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood) on the other. In this alliance, progressive forces are effectively joined with the forces of cognitive capitalism, especially financialization. [...]

—p.41 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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[...] Trump's victory is not solely a revolt against global finance. What his voters rejected was not neoliberalism tout court, but progressive neoliberalism [...] an alliance of mainstream currents of new social movements (feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism and LGBTQ rights) on the one side, and high-end 'symbolic' and service-based sectors of business (Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood) on the other. In this alliance, progressive forces are effectively joined with the forces of cognitive capitalism, especially financialization. However unwittingly the former lend their charisma to the latter. Ideals like diversity and empowerment, which could in principle serve different ends, now gloss policies that have devastated manufacturing and the middle-class livelihoods that were once available to those engaged in it.

—p.41 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 1 week ago

[...] Trump's victory is not solely a revolt against global finance. What his voters rejected was not neoliberalism tout court, but progressive neoliberalism [...] an alliance of mainstream currents of new social movements (feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism and LGBTQ rights) on the one side, and high-end 'symbolic' and service-based sectors of business (Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood) on the other. In this alliance, progressive forces are effectively joined with the forces of cognitive capitalism, especially financialization. However unwittingly the former lend their charisma to the latter. Ideals like diversity and empowerment, which could in principle serve different ends, now gloss policies that have devastated manufacturing and the middle-class livelihoods that were once available to those engaged in it.

—p.41 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 1 week ago
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[...] feminism and Wall Street are birds of a feather, perfectly united in the person of Hillary Clinton.

What made possible that conflation was the absence of any genuine left [...] any comprehensive left narrative that articulated the legitimate grievances of Trump supporters with a fulsome critique of financialization, on the one hand, and with an anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-hierarchical vision of emancipation, on the other. [...]

—p.44 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 1 week ago

[...] feminism and Wall Street are birds of a feather, perfectly united in the person of Hillary Clinton.

What made possible that conflation was the absence of any genuine left [...] any comprehensive left narrative that articulated the legitimate grievances of Trump supporters with a fulsome critique of financialization, on the one hand, and with an anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-hierarchical vision of emancipation, on the other. [...]

—p.44 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser 9 months, 1 week ago