Monthly Archives: September 2021

You only cite “the canon.”

You think you are maintaining high standards of value. Some of those books are of value, but your values are trash. 

Arguing in the dark.

Intentionally or not, an author spends a lifetime arguing with authors they have not read.

Be “productive” if you must.

I understand that bad habits die hard.

You’ve got loads of “followers.”

That doesn’t make you a leader.

We must cooperate against competition.

Cooperation cannot outcompete or compete against Competition.

Capitalist distributions.

From each according to his greed, to each according to his deed. 

Carl Schmitt was trapped within the liberal horizon.

His fascism is what developed when his liberalism refused to develop into socialism.

Reactionaries appropriate the term freedom to secure domination.

They admit to their parasitism on republicanism; they admit, too, their own ideal lacks appeal. 

Ideas are material.

This is why they can be destroyed.

Here to stay?

Left internationalism is the appropriate response to right nationalism; apolitical post-nationalism is the inappropriate response.