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Introduction: The Circulation of Revolt - Real and Fictitious Marxism

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Merrifield, A. (2011). Introduction: The Circulation of Revolt - Real and Fictitious Marxism. In Merrifield, A. Magical Marxism: Subversive Politics and the Imagination. Pluto Press, pp. 1-23

(noun) revenge / (noun) a usually political policy designed to recover lost territory or status

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a new round of neo-conservative revanchist politics took hold against a backdrop of "get Osama Bin Laden"

—p.7 by Andy Merrifield
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a new round of neo-conservative revanchist politics took hold against a backdrop of "get Osama Bin Laden"

—p.7 by Andy Merrifield
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(adjective) complete in every detail; perfect / (adjective) extremely skilled and accomplished / (adjective) of the highest degree / (verb) finish complete / (verb) to make perfect / (verb) achieve / (verb) to make (marital union) complete by sexual intercourse / (verb) to become perfected

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With consummate skill

—p.8 by Andy Merrifield
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With consummate skill

—p.8 by Andy Merrifield
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(noun) a painkilling drug or medicine

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Technocrats placate through anodyne consensus

—p.8 by Andy Merrifield
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Technocrats placate through anodyne consensus

—p.8 by Andy Merrifield
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(noun) a freethinker especially in religious matters / (noun) a person who is unrestrained by convention or morality / (noun) one leading a dissolute life

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Politics should be like poetry: something hot, the voice of hotness from the margins, libertine excess, anti-science, red-hot bubbling altermarxisme

—p.11 by Andy Merrifield
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Politics should be like poetry: something hot, the voice of hotness from the margins, libertine excess, anti-science, red-hot bubbling altermarxisme

—p.11 by Andy Merrifield
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(adjective) causing or tending to cause sleep / (adjective) tending to dull awareness or alertness / (adjective) of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy / (noun) a soporific agent / (noun) hypnotic

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maintains us in a state of soporific wakefulness

—p.13 by Andy Merrifield
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maintains us in a state of soporific wakefulness

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[...] how much of the bourgeois order is based upon fantasy, upon a dream world in which ruling fantasies become true because those who rule really believe they're true, because they make these fantasies come true. Through active will and not a little force, the bourgeoisie turns its economic pleasure principle into a political reality principle, and vice versa.

Take the greatest bourgeois fantasy of all, the world's biggest pipedream we all know is somehow true: the stock market. How much of that is predicated on fantasy and wishful-images of the future, on hope and desire, on the capacity of rampant imagination to create a purely fictitious looking-glass realm of riches? Here, participates recognize such a reality because they believe in it, because they see what they believe. [...]

i want to read more substantial theorising of the stock market but i guess this will do for now

—p.15 by Andy Merrifield 1 year, 1 month ago

[...] how much of the bourgeois order is based upon fantasy, upon a dream world in which ruling fantasies become true because those who rule really believe they're true, because they make these fantasies come true. Through active will and not a little force, the bourgeoisie turns its economic pleasure principle into a political reality principle, and vice versa.

Take the greatest bourgeois fantasy of all, the world's biggest pipedream we all know is somehow true: the stock market. How much of that is predicated on fantasy and wishful-images of the future, on hope and desire, on the capacity of rampant imagination to create a purely fictitious looking-glass realm of riches? Here, participates recognize such a reality because they believe in it, because they see what they believe. [...]

i want to read more substantial theorising of the stock market but i guess this will do for now

—p.15 by Andy Merrifield 1 year, 1 month ago

(noun) an intervening space

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Magical Marxism [...] lodges itself somewhere within the interstices of a liberated time and liberated space, between the right to free time and the right to free space

—p.23 by Andy Merrifield
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Magical Marxism [...] lodges itself somewhere within the interstices of a liberated time and liberated space, between the right to free time and the right to free space

—p.23 by Andy Merrifield
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