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
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.
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
With Christopher Ricks. This is really worth listening to. Axé.
I like my abstract better than anything longer I have written on this matter. Taking as its point of departure not only the poetic subject in Vallejo as primordially fractured but the intimations in his prose works that like his contemporary J. L. Borges (“La nadería de la personalidad,” 1925) he eschewed the idea of … More Reading Vallejo Against the Grain of Identity
Here is our youngest brother, just after defending his dissertation today. Axé.
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
I rarely get to do it but today I was up at six, got ready and worked until one-thirty, went to lunch until five-thirty, went home and rested, and now I am going back to the office, where I plan to stay until midnight. This will have been a total of about ten hours of … More That Mediterranean schedule