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Operation Astra

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Barthes, R. (2012). Operation Astra. In Barthes, R. Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation. , pp. 41-43

(adjective) putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay / (adjective) not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply / (adjective) admitting of no contradiction / (adjective) expressive of urgency or command / (adjective) characterized by often imperious or arrogant self-assurance / (adjective) indicative of a peremptory attitude or nature; haughty / (noun) a challenge (as of a juror) made as of right without assigning any cause

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To insituate into Order the accommodating spectable of its servitudes has of late become a paradoxical but peremptory means of its inflation.

boy, what a sentence

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1 year, 5 months ago

To insituate into Order the accommodating spectable of its servitudes has of late become a paradoxical but peremptory means of its inflation.

boy, what a sentence

—p.41 default author
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1 year, 5 months ago
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[...] What does it matter, after all, that margarine is nothing but grease if its efficiency is superior to that of butter? What does it matter, after all, that an Order is somewhat brutal, somewhat blind, if it allows us to live inexpensively? There we are, rid of a prejudice that used to cost us dear, too dear, that used to cost us too many scruples, too many rebellions, too many battles, and too much solitude.

I don't remember the larger point of this essay but I really like the closing sentence

—p.43 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

[...] What does it matter, after all, that margarine is nothing but grease if its efficiency is superior to that of butter? What does it matter, after all, that an Order is somewhat brutal, somewhat blind, if it allows us to live inexpensively? There we are, rid of a prejudice that used to cost us dear, too dear, that used to cost us too many scruples, too many rebellions, too many battles, and too much solitude.

I don't remember the larger point of this essay but I really like the closing sentence

—p.43 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago