Tag Archives: future

All futures are haunted.

If China is the Marxist future, then the USSR is the ghost.

You are obsessed with a ghost, the USSR.

Desperate Eurocentrism keeps you from seeing that, for better and worse, China is the Marxist future.

Where do communities come from?

They come from the past and, more importantly, the future; above and, more creatively, from below; the right and, more decisively, the left. 

Political grammar, political time.

“What could have been” for the past, “what may well be” for the present, “what will have been” for the future.

I think beyond our present.

I probably won’t get there, but I suspect many others will.

Perspective and prepositions.

We look from the past, with the present, towards the future.

It has always been possible.

Every day you move into the future, all the while fantasizing that time travel is not yet possible.

The window onto the future.

Sometimes an insect bangs frantically against the edge of an open window.

Flashing forward and back again.

She caught a glimpse of the future moment when she would remember this happiness as the past.

The shape of time.

Past and future do not meet present “head-on,” but rather loop into it at acute and oblique angles.