BLACK SWAN RESEARCH
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Russian Jokes And Sense of Humor
Top 50 Wikipedia articles by interestingness, where do you think I learned about the Toba catastrophe theory?
Toba catastrophe theory that holds that 70 to 75,000 years ago a super volcanic event in Sumatra, perhaps the largest volcanic explosion within the last 25 million years plunged the earth, which was already an ice age, into an even colder spell and this resulted in the world’s human population being reduced to 10,000 or even a mere 1000 breeding pairs creating a bottleneck in human evolution.
Sheldon Wolin, an interview with a writer on contemporary economics and politics Sony Kapoor, A managing director of redefine, rethinking development, finance and environment about financial globalization. 000DKSPFB
Black Swan theory a term used to explain the existence and incur occurrence of high-impact, hard to predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations, such as the 2007 2008 economic collapse.
Modernism in Sociology and Art
At the turn of the 20th century, the first wave of German sociologists formally introduced methodological antipositivism, proposing that research should concentrate on human cultural norms, values, symbols, and social processes viewed from a subjective perspective. Max Weber argued that sociology may be loosely described as a 'science' as it is able to identify causal relationships and regarded sociology as the study of social action, using critical analysis and verstehenGeorg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, George Herbert Mead, and Charles Cooley were also influential in the development of sociological antipositivism, whilst neo-Kantianhermeneutics and phenomenology facilitated the movement in general. Karl Marx had long since drawn upon critical analysis rather than empiricism, a tradition which would continue in the development of critical theory.
Postmodern art and postmodern film, or what I call lamo, for late modernist
Post-postmodernism or polamo, what I call post late modernist theory. Plus a bit on the western continental philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion, Continental philosophy itself, Structuralism, Post-structuralism, Normative ethics, Political philosophy, and Genealogy- In philosophy, genealogy is a historical technique in which one questions the commonly-understood emergence of various philosophical and social beliefs by showing alternative and subversive histories of their development.
Foucault Also sections on; Terror management theory, Raymond Roussel, The Order of Things, Varian Fry, The Emergency Rescue Committee, Jacques Lacan and Karl Jaspers
Ecogovernmentality, also spelled Eco-governmentality is a term used to denote the application of Foucault’s concepts of biopower and governmentality to the analysis of the regulation of social interactions with the natural world. With related topics such as Marx's theory of Alienation, Class consciousness, Georg Lukács' History and Class Consciousness (1923), Reification (Marxism), and Consumerism.
Gilles Deleuze, a French philosopher of the late 20th century. Nikolas Rose, a prominent British sociologist and social theorist, and more on Ecogovernmentality. Consumerism
Critical Psychiatry- Michel Foucault, Ecogovernmentality, Foucault-Habermas debate, Biopower, Plus R. D. Laing, a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than as symptoms of some underlying disorder. David Cooper (psychiatrist), Critical psychiatry, and info on Clotaire Rapaille, An evil, evil psychiatrist who sells his creative research into consumer unconsciousness to major corporations in order to allow them to sell people all manner of goods and services that they don’t need, and probably can’t afford. He is the author of The Culture Code, 7 Secrets of Marketing in a Multi-Cultural World. (He is the Devil!)
Phenomenology a philosophical movement founded in the early 20th century by Edmund Husserl, primarily concerned with the systematic reflection on and analysis of the structures of consciousness, and the phenomena which appear in acts of consciousness. Husserl believed that phenomenology could thus provide a firm basis for all human knowledge, including scientific knowledge, a conception that has been criticised and developed not only by himself, but also by his student Martin Heidegger, by existentialists, such as Max Scheler, Nicolai Hartmann, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, and by other philosophers, such as Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, and Alfred Schütz.
Speculative-Realism is an emerging movement in contemporary philosophy which defines itself loosely in its stance of metaphysical realism against the dominant forms of post-Kantian philosophy or what it terms correlationism. Speculative realism takes its name from a conference held at Goldsmiths College, University of London in April, 2007.
Collapse is an independent, non-affiliated journal of philosophical research and development published in the United Kingdom by Urbanomic. It was founded in 2006 by Robin Mackay. It features speculative work in progress by contemporary philosophers, along with contributions from artists, scientists and other writers outside of philosophy. See Speculative realism.
Eliminative Materialism (also called eliminativism) is a materialist position in the philosophy of mind. Its primary claim is that people's common-sense understanding of the mind (or folk psychology) is false and that certain classes of mental states that most people believe in do not exist. Some eliminativists argue that no coherent neural basis will be found for many everyday psychological concepts such as belief or desire, since they are poorly defined. Rather, they argue that psychological concepts of behaviour and experience should be judged by how well they reduce to the biological level. Other versions entail the non-existence of conscious mental states such as pain and visual perceptions. Plus Patricia Churchland, Thomas Metzinger, Jack Cohen (scientist).
Chris Hedges Empire of Illusion In our post-literate world, because ideas are inaccessible, there is a need for constant stimulus. News, political debate, theater, art and books are judged not on the power of their ideas but on their ability to entertain. Cultural products that force us to examine ourselves and our society are condemned as elitist and impenetrable.
Clif High of Web Bot "last interview" Nov. 5 2010
Antonio Gramsci (January 22, 1891 – April 27, 1937) was an Italian philosopher, writer, politician and political theorist. A hero of mine. Plus: Economic determinism's relation to Marxist philosophy, Critical pedagogy, Popular education. And- Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925 – December 6, 1961) a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. He was influential in the field of post-colonial studies and was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization, The radical postmodern revolutionary psychiatrist. And the definition of Intersubjectivity.
Profit Is Private
Barry Glassner - the culture of fear. His research has found that many of Americans' concerns and fears are largely unfounded. He has studied scary stories in the media; scares about adolescents, crime, minority groups, and related social issues; false fears in marketing and politics; and fear and the power of exploiting it for product sales and political careers. plus- Conspiracy theory, complete with a List of conspiracy theories.
Family Nexus, a term was used by the psychiatrist R D Laing to describe a common viewpoint held and reinforced by the majority of family members regarding events in the family and relationships with the world. Laing was particularly interested in schizophrenia, which he believed could be understood if seen from the viewpoint of the person concerned. “Laing assumed an uncorrupted natural state for the human mind, and tended to condemn society for causing mental illness, in rather (early) Marxist terms.” Double bind. A double bind is a dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, with one message negating the other. Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity. Today, drapetomania is considered an example of pseudoscience, and part of the edifice of scientific racism.
Joel Kovel (born 27 August 1936) is an American politician, academic, writer, and eco-socialist. A practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst until the mid-1980s, he has lectured in psychiatry, anthropology, political science and communication studies. He has published many books on his work in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and political activism. Kovel is a member of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). A little bit of a crank, but someone willing to lay it all on the line for the concept of a new ecological golden age, even if he isn’t that optimistic about it. I find him to be a very fascinating individual that I would like to interview in his home in Woodstock New York. Also on this page, the ex-husband of my former high school German teacher, the radical psychiatrist, an experimental physicist in orgone energy — Wilhelm Reich
Anthropocentrism, the belief that humans must be considered at the center of, and above any other aspect of, reality. And Alain Badiou who seeks to recover the concepts of being, truth and the subject in a way that is neither postmodern nor simply a repetition of modernity.
The Making of Avatar
Douglas Ward Kelley - Magical realism lived on in South American literature and Hollywood films, but I think this will take it to a new level. The plot is somewhat formulaic, but I am extremely excited about the new technology, which gets thoroughly reviewed in the new clip. I want to organize a group field trip to the theater on the opening weekend of my Facebook friends interested in technical live-action advances in symbolism, surrealism, and magical realism, and this new form I call Non-Magical Realism. NMR.
Autonomous Building a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, and in some cases, public roads.
Buckminster Fuller and Futurists an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, who published more than thirty books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (January 27, 1775 – August 20, 1854), later von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German Idealism, situating him between Fichte, his mentor prior to 1800, and Hegel, his former university roommate and erstwhile friend. Interpreting Schelling's philosophy is often difficult because of its ever-changing nature. Some scholars characterize him as a protean thinker who, although brilliant, jumped from one subject to another and lacked the synthesizing power needed to arrive at a complete philosophical system. Others challenge the notion that Schelling's thought is marked by profound breaks, instead arguing that his philosophy always focused on a few common themes, especially human freedom, the absolute, and the relationship between spirit and nature.
Noam Chomsky an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist, and a libertarian socialist intellectual. Chomsky is often viewed as a notable figure in contemporary philosophy.
The Power Elite a book written by the sociologist, C. Wright Mills, in 1956. In it Mills called attention to the interwoven interests of the leaders of the military, corporate, and political elements of society and suggested that the ordinary citizen was a relatively powerless subject of manipulation by those entities. The structural basis of The Power Elite was that, following World War II, the United States was the leading country in military and economic terms. The book is something of a counterpart of Mills' 1951 work, White Collar: The American Middle Classes, which examined the growing role of middle managers in American society. While White Collar characterized middle managers as agents of the elite, The Power Elite did not differentiate them from the rest of the non-elite in society. A main inspiration for the book was Franz Leopold Neumanns book Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism in 1942, a study of how Nazism came in position of power in a democratic state as Germany. Behemoth had a major impact on Mills and he claimed that Behemoth had given him the "tools to grasp and analyse the entire total structure and as a warning of what could happen in a modern capitalist democracy". (C.Wright Mills: Power, Politics and People, (New York, 1963 p.174)).
Speculative Realism w/ Ray Brassier, Bruno Latour, Graham Harman, Quentin Meillassoux, François Laruelle, the Principle of sufficient reason, Principle of contradiction, Copernican Revolution (metaphor), and Philosophical realism
Chuck Close Subjects The Portrait Now was a major international overview of contemporary portraiture held in 1993-1994 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Among many others it included portraits by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Stephen Finer, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Leon Kossoff, Alice Neel, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol. Plus: DK Matai 16M+’s Summary - an engineer turned entrepreneur, value investor and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of global society. DK founded mi2g in 1995, the global risk specialists, in London, UK, whilst developing simulations for his PhD at Imperial College. DK helped found ATCA - The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance - in 2001, a philanthropic expert initiative to address complex global challenges through Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy.In that
Bruce High Quality Foundation - just a blurb. More TK
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Orlov's 2008 book, "Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects," identifies the ingredients of what he calls "superpower collapse soup"-a severe shortfall in the production of crude oil, a worsening foreign-trade deficit, an oversized military budget, and crippling foreign debt-and argues that his adopted country, with its "American-style Potemkin villages" and "highly compensated senior lunch-eaters," is not only vulnerable but likely to fare worse. ("Make no mistake about it: this soup will be served, and it will not be tasty!") "Now we're in hospice care," he told me. "The bailouts you see can be viewed as ever bigger doses of morphine for a patient that's not long for this world."
the original political philosophy called by that name--the one espoused by John Locke and embodied in the Bill of Rights. Liberalism is based on the hypothesis that people ought to be maximally free, with the government intervening only to the extent required to protect their freedoms against abridgment by their compatriots or by enemies abroad.
An American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. His most recent book which he discussed on CSPAN's Booktv is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. (2009)
Did Sid Really Kill Nancy
Tragic love story: Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was accused of the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
Stream of Consciousness
Will Fail. When we look at the world economy today, wherever we turn we see a wall of risk. And sadly this is an insurmountable wall with risks that are totally unprecedented in history.
Post-Minimal To The Max
That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.
MK-Ultra, CIA Mind Control & Brain Washing to Make Assassins
Clement Greenberg's breakthrough essay from 1939, written for the Partisan Review when he was twenty-nine years of age and at the time more involved with literature than with painting.
Styles of painting practised
In the late 1940s, Jonas Mekas and his brother Adolfas were living in a displaced persons camp in Wisenbaden, Germany, following the end of the Second World War.
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These New York statutes comprise the state's dog laws. Among the provisions include state licensing requirements, the sale of dogs by pet dealers, rabies control laws, and provisions related to dogs and hunting.
Article about resolving noise complaints?
Cultural Marxism is a form of Marxism that adds an analysis of the role of the media, art, theatre, film and other cultural institutions in a society, often with an added emphasis on race and gender in addition to class. The term "Cultural Bolshevism" or in German "Kulturbolschewismus" has been used in a similar meaning. As a form of political analysis, Cultural Marxism gained strength in the 1920s, and was the model used by a group of intellectuals in Germany known as the Frankfurt School; and later by another group of intellectuals at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, England. The fields of Cultural Studies and Critical theory are rooted in (and remain influenced by) Cultural Marxism.
Excellent writing Douglas!!! What is the name of the book that you are reading?
Aaron Johnson Art
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Painting and art printing surfaces
Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida will transform Winkleman Gallery into a ‘classroom’ in which they will work with the public audience, guest artists, critics, academics, dealers, and collectors to discuss the role of class in the art world and to identify and propose alternatives/reforms/solutions to the current market system. The notion of the gallery as a work space will be explored aesthetically, socially, critically, and academically.
UK INTELLIGENCE FORCES AND MICROWAVE MIND CONTROL
Critical Theory In the humanities and social sciences, critical theory has two quite different meanings with different origins and histories, one originating in social theory and the other in literary criticism. The former is theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it. The latter is theory used in the critical analysis and understanding of literature and is discussed in greater detail under literary theory.The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to critical theory,
Deepwater Horizon, Transocean & BP Deepwater Horizon was owned by Transocean and leased to BP through September 2013. In September 2009, she drilled the deepest oil well in history. Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22, 2010, as the result of an explosion two days earlier.
PRECIOUS the movie, is about a hapless 350 pound illiterate16 year old sister that borne her biological father’s two children and is also assaulted sexually by her mother. Precious’s first baby has Down syndrome and is named “Mongo” short for ‘mongoloid’ that Mo’Nique assaults (traumatize) as a “goddamn animal.”
Manchurian Candidate Well before Harold Wolff and Lawrence Hinkle finished their brainwashing study for Allen Dulles in 1956, Wolff was trying to expand his role in CIA research and operations. He offered Agency officials the cooperation of his colleagues at Cornell University, where he taught neurology and psychiatry in the Medical College. (The man who wrote A Course In Miracles.)
Miracle of MK-ULTRA
Eurozone $1Trillion Explanations of economic things from:
Sultans of Swap When asked why there are $605 Trillion derivatives outstanding how do you articulate an answer to this horrendous and almost unimaginable number? The US is the largest economy in the world but tallies only 2.3% in comparison. Global bank reserves amount to only 1.2% of this accumulation. The gargantuan size appears to defy all logic.
George Bush Sr. Unatho-ed Bio A online free book by
Webster Griffin Tarpley is an author, historian, journalist, lecturer, and critic of US foreign and domestic policy. Tarpley maintains that the September 11 attacks were engineered by a rogue network of the military industrial complex and intelligence agencies. His writings and speeches describe a model of false flag terror operations by a rogue network in the military/intelligence sector working with moles in the private sector and in corporate media, and locates such contemporary false flag operations in a historical context stretching back in the English speaking world to at least the "gunpowder plot" in England in 1605. Unfortunately --He also maintains that "The notion of anthropogenic global warming is a fraud."
Against Oligarchy the collected essays and speeches, 1970 -- 1996 by Webster Griffin Tarpley interesting stuff?
Donald Kuspit + Diane Thodos great interview, good resource
Psych Links Radical philosophy links and links about consciousness and psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Infinitely Demanding The following text is the transcription of Badiou’s remarks on my book, Infinitely Demanding (New York and London: Verso, 2007). The occasion was the invitation from the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia for a debate between Badiou and myself that took place on November 15, 2007.
Zeitgeist The Movie a transcript
Taboo & Art
German Expressions .
Truth My monster Dikipedia page on contemporary philosophers, and backgrounds on structuralism Western philosophy and philosophy of the 20th century.
White House Wakes Up Before he goes to sleep, between 11 and midnight, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, typically checks in by e-mail with the same reporter: Mike Allen of Politico
Sibel Edmonds Major DEA Scandal & Time Magazine
Emily Dickinson The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson
Carnivalesque a term coined by the Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, which refers to a literary mode that subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant style or atmosphere through humor and chaos.
Neoplatonism the modern term for a school of religious and mystical philosophy that took shape in the 3rd century AD, founded by Plotinus and based on the teachings of Plato and earlier Platonists.
Devastating Is Decision articles from from the February 25, 2010 issue the New York review of books, including an article about the Supreme Court, Corp. as Individual ruling.
Commedia Commedia dell'arte (short for "Commedia dell'arte dell'improvvisazione" — "comedy of the art of improvisation") is a professional form of theatre that began in Italy in the mid-15th century, and was characterized by masked "types", the advent of the actress, and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.
Sexology Articles an alphabetical index of topics related to sexology, human sexuality and marriage customs, and related topics such as human sexual anatomy, reproductive biology, andrology, gynaecology, obstetrics and, where relevant, anthropology. is
History of Sexuality Michel Foucault's undertaking in nullification of the notion that Western society has experienced a repression of sexuality since the seventeenth century. Further to this he dispels the idea that sexuality has not been the subject of open discourse. The purpose of this paper is an attempt to explain, through the reasoning of Foucault, that modern society has implemented the mechanisms necessary for generating true discourses relating to sex.
Getting Off Track How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis
Philosophical Baby “Children and adults are different forms of Homo sapiens,” writes Gopnik in The Philosophical Baby, a tour through the recent findings of cognitive science about the minds of young children.
Facebook New Tools 4 Fools a set of products called Social Plugins, which any web publishers can drop into their website using one very simple line of code. These plug-ins will let visitors “Like” news stories, photos and so on. Once a user likes something, it instantly gets added to the appropriate section of their Facebook profile.
Making Ourselves Up in the spring of 1888, Nietzsche declared: "There exists neither 'spirit', nor reason, nor thinking, nor consciousness, nor soul, nor will, nor truth: all are fictions that are of no use." No doubt the Great Nay-sayer - he was also, of course, the Great Yea-sayer - would have approved of The Human Touch, Michael Frayn's gigantic jeu d'esprit, if for nothing else than the insouciance with which it denies most of the so-called truths that common sense holds to be self-evident.
Profanity pages in that category
A Tremendous List of Philosophy Articles
Philosophers Terminology including a is a list of phenomenologists
Hungary's Right-wing Jobbik Party the far-right in Europe
Chomsky/Hitchenes “It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Chomsky told me when I called him at his office in Cambridge, Mass. “The parallels are striking."
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Conflicts of Interests
Schmitt and Mao
Successful States Failed Theories
Truthiness And Foucault
The Stakes of Simulation
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Tronti blog weave
Piracy & Liberty
Baudrillard & Heidegger
Broken Power Lines
Simon Critchley is Professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York
Women as Weapons
Ready Steady Freddie
Naomi The Wolf
The New Green Economy
The Tom Bearden Website
Hemp Oil Wells
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Intertextuality is the shaping of texts' meanings by other texts.
Trade Reform All kinds of finance links
Major US Newspapers Alternative News, Information, and Analysis
Book Of Revelation Alternative News,
Information, and Analysis
Philosophy-At-Large Philosphy Links
Baseline Scenario Financial Crisis for Beginners Just lots of Economic links
Lyotard PoMo Condition
Dmitry Orlov & Wade Davis
Bait and switch Banking
Democracy Vs Oligarchy
8 Principles of Uncivilisation
The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay "The End of History?", published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. In the book, Fukuyama argues that the advent of Western liberal democracy may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government.
Buddhism Capitalism Dharma Heidegger Ideology
Ten Most Corrupt Capitalists
Successful-States-Failed-Theories In "The Failure of Political Theology", a review essay for Mute of Forrest Hylton's Evil Hour in Colombia and Achille Mbembe's On the Postcolony, Angela Mitropoulos (aka s0metim3s of the archive) skewers the assumptions of "failed state" theory.
The-Stakes-Of-Simulation At the risk of drawing overly simplistic lines between the ritual or pagan and the modern world, one might say that Shakespeare scholar, controversial thinker and Catholic philosopher René Girard* identifies a crucial lack in our contemporary relation to an apocalyptic horizon. There has arguably always been such a relation, and perhaps necessarily so, but whereas before entire social groups participated in organized ritual re-enactments of 'the worst', today we are left with, well, CNN and FOX, or an endlessly thematized and sensationalized, yet ultimately hollow and unsatisfying, disembodied simulation of such stakes.
Making Ourselves Up John Banville enjoys Michael Frayn's lesson on the appeal of uncertainty, The Human Touch
Times Square Plot Media Matters: After Times Square plot, conservatives pass Glenn Beck en route to crazytown
Manchurian Candidate Well before Harold Wolff and Lawrence Hinkle finished their brainwashing study for Allen Dulles in 1956, Wolff was trying to expand his role in CIA research and operations.
Miracle Of MK-ULTRA Many have made the claim of hearing from "Jesus" or "God" and telling people what they heard.
Infinitely Demanding The following text is the transcription of Badiou’s remarks on my book, Infinitely Demanding (New York and London: Verso, 2007). The occasion was the invitation from the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia for a debate between Badiou and myself that took place on November 15, 2007. Badiou organized his remarks around six passages from my text and then raised a series of critical questions. The event began with my explanation of the ethical and political argument of Infinitely Demanding. A DVD version of the entire event was released as “Democracy and Disappointment: On the Politics of Resistance” (Slought Books, Philadelphia, 2008). This is the first publication of Badiou’s remarks. Thanks are due to Jean-Michel Rabaté and especially Aaron Levy, Senior Curator at the Slought Foundation.
Zeitgeist The Movie Transcript: This is the sun. As far back as 10 thousand B.C.E., history is abundant with carvings [M] and writings reflecting people's respect and adoration for this object [S1]. And it is simple to understand why as every morning the sun would rise, bringing vision, warmth, and security, saving man from the cold, blind, predator-filled darkness of night.
Truth Various PoMos
Catherine Austin Fitts
James Howard Kunstler