Salamander

This will be my audio stand, probably in walnut, the Archetype 5.0 with bookends. It will cost me $438 in all and I will buy it with my tax refund. Axé.

On Coursera

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What is happening

If we look at the politics of the European neoliberal ruling class, we see that they are doing exactly this: in some countries (such as Italy) they are reducing the financing for school and for research, privatizing public schools, and provoking a large-scale de-scholarization that has already begun showing signs of producing widespread ignorance and … More What is happening

La douleur

The post of interest for today is on guilt and I have to think about it more. I think guilt has many forms and functions, none of them positive. It is often something people want one to feel, for reasons that benefit them. Tired, I am aware of how much pain I have been in … More La douleur

Afsnit otte

The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “emergency situation” in which we live is the rule. We must arrive at a concept of history which corresponds to this. Then it will become clear that the task before us is the introduction of a real state of emergency; and our position in the struggle … More Afsnit otte

19 November 1863

One hundred fifty years. “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can … More 19 November 1863