Huey P. Long

For the new year I propose we study some texts of alleged demagogue Huey P. Long, whose analysis may not be entirely scientific, but who is extremely interesting. An installment: Ladies and Gentlemen: — I have only 30 minutes in which to speak to you this evening, and I, therefore, will not be able to … More Huey P. Long

Roberto Saviano

Narco cartels like Guzman’s are not adversaries of global capitalism, nor even pastiches of it; they are integral to – and pioneers of – the free market. They are its role model. Tout lire. Axé.

Xanadu III

Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean; And ’mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war!    The shadow of the dome of pleasure    Floated midway on the waves;    Where … More Xanadu III

Wendy Brown

The supreme triumph of corporate power in the world requires that liberal democracy be undermined. This means that political autonomy is jettisoned. Formal rights, private property and voting are retained, but civil liberties are re-cast as useful only for the enjoyment of private autonomy. Social problems are de-politicized and converted into therapeutic, individualistic solutions (mostly … More Wendy Brown