Tagged: Culture

Lit rec #167: “Insofar as we tend to oppose East and West in terms of fate and freedom, Islam stands for a third position that undermines this binary opposition” (2012).

The most learned man I’ve ever read. And able to laugh at himself. Here he takes on 2011. YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY by Slavoj Zizek

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Lit rec #114: “I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’m gone which would not have happened if I had not come.” (1981).

Culture without essentialism, but with newness and the weight of questioned history.A ripping tale.MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN.

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