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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It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

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on Children of Men. He mentions people like Žižek, Jameson, Badiou, Deleuze and Guattari, Fukuyama (negatively), Adorno. explains why he prefers "capitalist realism" to Jameson's "postmodernism". briefly mentions Nirvana and hip-hop, and how even attempts at transcending mainstream culture get absorbed back into it

Fisher, M. (2009). It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. In Fisher, M. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?. Zero Books, pp. 1-11

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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The 80s were the period when capitalist realism was fought for and established, when Margaret Thatcher's doctine that 'there is no alternative'--as succinct a slogan of capitalist realism as you could hope for--became a brutally self-fulfilling prophecy.

—p.8 by Mark Fisher
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1 year, 7 months ago

The 80s were the period when capitalist realism was fought for and established, when Margaret Thatcher's doctine that 'there is no alternative'--as succinct a slogan of capitalist realism as you could hope for--became a brutally self-fulfilling prophecy.

—p.8 by Mark Fisher
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1 year, 7 months ago

(adjective) characteristic of or belonging to the time or state before the fall of humankind

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It would be dangerous and misleading to imagine that the near past was some prelapsarian state rife with political potentials, so it's as well to remember the role that commodification played in the production of culture throughout the twentieth century.

—p.9 by Mark Fisher
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1 year, 7 months ago

It would be dangerous and misleading to imagine that the near past was some prelapsarian state rife with political potentials, so it's as well to remember the role that commodification played in the production of culture throughout the twentieth century.

—p.9 by Mark Fisher
notable
1 year, 7 months ago