Tag Archives: public
We’re in this together?
Well, we are bound together in conflict.
Public bathrooms are a paradox.
They demonstrate that the private owes its existence to the public.
De Botton, “Status Anxiety.”
Quaint self-help for the bourgeois reading public that may have worked before 2008.
Neoliberalism turned you around.
The public sector doesn’t have illegitimate privileges that nobody should have; it provides useful, secure jobs that everybody should have.
Publicized bodies, privatized minds.
How anal can you get?
The guy in the next stall wiped his ass for a full five minutes.
What not to read.
You don’t read every book at the public library. You don’t read every book in a private one, either.
They say suicide is selfish.
I disagree. The suicide of some would be a public service.
An entirely public life is deprived.
But this deprivation is orders of magnitude less than an entirely private life.
A public display of affection is a pseudo-public display of pseudo-exclusivity.