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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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Wears and Tears (Tableau of an ageless world)

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The 10 plagues of the "new world order"

  1. unemployment needs a new word & a whole new way of thinking about it (given advances in tech, etc)
  2. exclusion of homeless citizens from democracy/society
  3. economic inter-state wars
  4. reconciling economic & social priorities in globalisation? not entirely sure
  5. foreign debt (he was ahead of his time here)
  6. arms industry
  7. nuclear weapons
  8. inter-ethnic wars
  9. drug/crime cartels
  10. the present state of international law & institutions
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[...] However competent they may personally be, professional politicians who conform to the old model tend today to become structurally incompetent. The same media power accuses, produces, and amplifies at the same time this incompetence of traditional politicians: on the one hand, it takes away from them the legitimate power they held in the former political space (party, parliament, and so forth), but, on the other hand, it obliges them to become mere silhouettes, if not marionettes, on the stage of televisual rhetoric. They were thought to be actors of politics, they now often risk, as everyone knows, being no more than TV actors. [...]

default author 1 month, 2 weeks ago

[...] However competent they may personally be, professional politicians who conform to the old model tend today to become structurally incompetent. The same media power accuses, produces, and amplifies at the same time this incompetence of traditional politicians: on the one hand, it takes away from them the legitimate power they held in the former political space (party, parliament, and so forth), but, on the other hand, it obliges them to become mere silhouettes, if not marionettes, on the stage of televisual rhetoric. They were thought to be actors of politics, they now often risk, as everyone knows, being no more than TV actors. [...]

—p.99 default author 1 month, 2 weeks ago

a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost ("openness") policy reform

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Certain Soviet philosophers told me in Moscow a few years ago: the best translation of perestroika was still "deconstruction".

i love this

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1 month, 2 weeks ago

Certain Soviet philosophers told me in Moscow a few years ago: the best translation of perestroika was still "deconstruction".

i love this

—p.111 default author
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
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The responsibility, once again, would here be that of an heir. Whether they wish it or know it or not, all men and women, all over the earth, are today to a certain extent the heirs of Marx and Marxism. That is, as we were saying a moment ago, they are heirs of the absolute singularity of a project--or of a promise--which has a philosophical and scientific form. [...]

default author 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The responsibility, once again, would here be that of an heir. Whether they wish it or know it or not, all men and women, all over the earth, are today to a certain extent the heirs of Marx and Marxism. That is, as we were saying a moment ago, they are heirs of the absolute singularity of a project--or of a promise--which has a philosophical and scientific form. [...]

—p.113 default author 1 month, 2 weeks ago