— Cathy O’Neil at mathbabe. Ignore data, focus on power
Slavoj Zizek in The Guardian. If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldn’t be seen as a universal hero
Mandela must have died a bitter man. To honour his legacy, we should focus on the unfulfilled promises his leadership gave rise to
— Bruce Schneier at Co:llaboratory. Power in the Age of the Feudal Internet
David Simon in The Guardian. David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’
The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract
— keguro at Gukira. Queer Disposability
— John Holloway at libcom.org. The concept of power and the Zapatistas
— Morton Duetsch at Beyond Intractability. Overcoming Oppression with Power
— Ta-Neshi Coates at The Atlantic. How Power Explains Itself
This work is not about Ukraine or Russia or even the former Soviet Union, but instead a way to see the modern State as a primitive and sacrificial rite of unnamed Power.
I came to understand that the State operates (and not just an ex-Soviet state) as a parallel and privileged state within a political system, operating under its own rules, sanctions, rewards and values. It can simply and nimbly shift its competitive goals, and take over the reigns of power in any sudden political vacuum, adapting and improvising tactics as needed.
— Donald Weber review and interview by Jim Casper at Lens Culture. Photo Book Review Interrogations
— Manuel Garcia, Jr. in CounterPunch. Looking Beyond the Dazzle of Plutocracy
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