Monthly Archives: March 2020

Assume the self is a problem.

Is the solution to affirm this problematic? Or is it, more radically, to dissolve the problem?

Why so weak?

The strength of a culture is its capacity for appropriation and transformation; its weakness is its demand for assimilation and stasis.

No escape.

We cannot escape our finitude; nor can we escape our infinitude.

Another try.

Pessimistic in psychology, optimistic in presupposition.

For Gramsci.

My stance is pessimistic in psychology, optimistic in philosophy.

The U.S. Empire is collapsing.

If you can’t handle it gracefully, at least do it less crazily.

Dear Old New World.

The tears are for your past, the joy is for your future.

Beyond disciplines.

Literature is too important to leave to literary studies. Politics is too important to leave to political science.

Identification of “the people.”

Everything the ancient Greek oligarch said against the demos, the modern American elite can say against the middle class.

Anarchists are supposedly anti-authoritarian.

Hence the paradox of anarchists with a rationalist conception of reason.