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We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Anselm Jappe

Anselm Jappe was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1962. Now based in France, he is the author of several major works of critical theory and analysis in German, French, and Italian, with many translations of his works appearing in other languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 6,436 more words


On Truth and Ideology

Every theory of ideology has somehow faced the problem of distinguishing some notion of truth as opposed to a false or mystified ideology, without falling back on a representationalist conception of reality. 3,405 more words


Mama Bear: Minimalism 

About the decluttering movement in which you purge yourself of objects that are not beautiful and useful, I’m glad about these kind of critiques. Yes, Marie Kondo’s right that it’s nice to not have clutter but why the rigidity? 272 more words


The shoes that dreams are made of

Love my new mom shoes so much. And I think they’re somehow the shoe version of me (which is exactly what advertising has duped me into thinking is possible when it’s not but I proved them wrong and actually found the shoe of my dreams). 20 more words

Commodity Fetishism

Capitalist Dystopia Part 2——-A Voyage to the Dark Heart of Capitalism or what can Joseph Conrad tell us about commodity fetishism?

If you scoured the globe looking for a location to film a post-apocalyptic dystopia, you might on visual grounds alone choose Agbogbloshie, the toxic scrapyard in Ghana… 2,960 more words


(The) LEOR

I watch you struggle to survive
Soaked in this pathetic, pathetic
Pathetic sea of shames

Work, work, work, Relax.
An asinine arsenal of anticipations… 17 more words