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James Boggs: Towards a New Concept of Citizenship

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/What Is To Be Done

This pamphlet was accessed from the Boggs Center’s website. This speech was selected, edited, and prepared for publication by Alternatives, Detroit based organization which no longer exists. They wrote the introduction, did most of the basic work involved, and have financed its publication. Introduction This pamphlet was originally a speech given by James Boggs to…

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Grace Lee Boggs – Education: The Great Obsession

in Collapse of Knowledge/Desertification of Subjective Life/Mass Dispossession/What Is To Be Done

This essay was originally published in the September 1970 issue of Monthly Review.   Education today is a great obsession. It is also a great necessity. We, all of us, black and white, yellow and brown, young and old, men and women, workers and intellectuals, have a great deal to learn about ourselves and about…

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Theodor W. Adorno: Resignation

in Collapse of Knowledge/What Is To Be Done

“The happiness that dawns in the eye of the thinking person is the happiness of humanity. The universal tendency of oppression is opposed to thought as such. Thought is happiness, even where it defines unhappiness: by enunciating it. By this alone happiness reaches into the universal unhappiness. Whoever does no let it atrophy has not…

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Huey Newton: Speech At Boston College

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Speech originally given at Boston College on November 18, 1970. Power to the people, brothers and sisters. I would like to thank you for my presence here tonight because you are responsible for it. I would be in a maximum‐security penitentiary if it were not for the power of the people. Chairman, for Ericka Huggins,…

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Eric Draitser: A Crisis In Black Politics? A Conversation With Pascal Robert

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions

Originally published on stopimperialism.org on March 29, 2017. “Eric Draitser sits down with political commentator Pascal Robert to discuss what he describes as the crisis of Black politics in America. Eric and Pascal examine the legacy of Obama on Black politics, and how that legacy negatively impacts Black America in the Age of Trump. This…

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Eric Cheyfitz: The Disinformation Age

in Causes of Crisis/Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Podcast

“My meaning of disinformation is a real historical break in political discourse so that what begins to happen – and it is reflexive rather than conscious or planned by any particular entity – is that another history starts to emerge which itself is detached from actual history. That [detached] history takes hold and becomes the status…

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David Graeber: Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

in Causes of Crisis/Collapse of Knowledge/Desertification of Subjective Life

This article was originally published in The Baffler. A secret question hovers over us, a sense of disappointment, a broken promise we were given as children about what our adult world was supposed to be like. I am referring not to the standard false promises that children are always given (about how the world is…

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Samantha Grossman: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun

in Collapse of Knowledge/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Feb 16, 2014 at Time. A National Science Foundation study involving 2,200 participants find that about 25 percent of Americans got this question wrong: ‘Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?’ Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun…

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Anselm Jappe: Politics Without Politics

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Nov 5, 2014 in The Brooklyn Rail. At first, the “primacy of politics” was a pet notion of Hitler’s jurist, Carl Schmitt. But for some time now the “radical” left has hitched its wagon to a “return of the political” in which “politics” per se is looked on as the…

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