Archive | 30/05/2012

Chomsky: Education for whom and for what


“educate them to keep them from our throats…” Advertisements

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The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : It’ll take more than markets to build a green future


Here’s an interesting set of statistics. The term “private sector” appears over 50 times in the report; add to this the words “businesses” and “corporations,” and it crosses 70. The term “local communities” appears only seven times; perhaps extended to about 20 where the word “communities” is used to mean the same. The term “indigenous […]

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Slavoj Žižek · Save us from the saviours: Europe and the Greeks · LRB 7 June 2012


Slavoj Zizek on Greece and Europe…. Greece is not an exception. It is one of the main testing grounds for a new socio-economic model of potentially unlimited application: a depoliticised technocracy in which bankers and other experts are allowed to demolish democracy. By saving Greece from its so-called saviours, we also save Europe itself. via […]

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Self-governing as doubling?


The assumption of ‘self governing’ requires a doubling of sorts.  Must it be built on a splitting of the self into its governing and the governed elements, into subject and object, into soul as separate from the body.  To become an ethical subject capable of governing me as an ethical object, I should be able to step away from myself. Rhetorical consistency requires […]

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