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Take Haiti, whose Revolution was that other Independence, not a bourgeois one like those of the United States or Spanish America, let alone the paradoxically colonial Brazilian Independence. In the Haitian Revolution enslaved persons took power and founded a nation for the first time in human history. Yet as scholars like Michel-Rolf Trouillot (2015) and … More An alternate version of one paragraph

The seer

Academia will not love you back, one is told, but it does give some people a lot of love. Their writing is liked and rewarded, people admire them, they get raises and sabbaticals, their lectures draw large audiences, they have interesting fellowships and good dissertation students. I would like to experience love like that although … More The seer


1: Toda ciência tem princípios, de que deriva o seu sistema. Um dos princípios da Economia Política é o trabalho livre. Ora, no Brasil domina o fato impolítico e abominável da escravidão. BRAZIL IS NOT UNIQUE in this, though. And if slavery is not only essential to but constitutive of modernity, the quoted pamphlet may … More Schwarz

Log starting June 24

24: 107 words. Remembered Black Spartacus and started rereading Schwarz. 25: More Schwarz. 26: More Schwarz, and reached 134 words–finishing the paragraph. 27: Some more drafting, da Silva and Schwarz-thinking. Total finished word count is 2,026 now.I need to understand or articulate more about the short-circuits. 28: A bit of editing. Also, Dad died today. … More Log starting June 24


Is it safe to consider the possibility of love? is the question the Tarot reader said I had been testing out in this psychic space. Could it become safe to be a person, the subject of one’s own acts? What if accepting love did not imply imprisonment and servitude? “Everything looks dangerous to you, everything … More Tarot