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Mao Zedong on Forgiveness

Having grown into Marxism through political theology as seen from a Left Christian perspective, I carry two sets of terms for talking about institutional and political matters. 712 more words

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Historicizing Individuals: The Curious Case of Morgan Shuster

The following is a set of notes that is not properly cited and is more of a throat-clearing exercise preceding the actual work of doing rigorous history. 1,819 more words

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Thoughts on Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life Vol. 1

At last, I finished my reading of Henri Lefebvre’s 1947 Critique of Everyday Life Volume 1, the beginning of a trilogy of volumes examining the quotidian. 1,153 more words

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Steven Universe: "Alone Together" Analysis

“Alone Together” is the thirty-seventh episode of the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe to be broadcast. Considered in terms of the show’s developing plot, it has little importance, containing no revelations directly tied to its cosmic mythology or the character’s identities. 2,781 more words

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Review of Perry Anderson’s European History Part Two: Absolutism

In the second of the two volumes of his encyclopedic history of Europe, Perry Anderson attempts to explain absolutism as a Marxist concept. That is, he is staking out a particular territory on the Marxist theoretical terrain, drawing boundaries around it and attempting to describe its importance to the reader. 654 more words

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Excerpts from Lefebvre for the Day

My most significant reading project at the moment is the first volume of Henri Lefebvre’s elephantine Critique of Everyday Life, which he published over decades of work. 373 more words

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Review of Perry Anderson's European History Part One: From Antiquity to Feudalism

Last year I accomplished an extensive reading through Louis Althusser’s works and those that took inspiration from his work or engaged with concepts he created. No ŽIžek, as I decided to storm that particular fortress at a later date. 956 more words

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