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Franco Moretti‘s and Dominique Pestre’s “Bankspeak”

“Bankspeak,” an interesting piece by Franco Moretti and Dominique Pestre in New Left Review. The most interesting stuff comes at the end: twenty-first century World Bank Reports rely more heavily on progressive tenses and gerunds, as opposed to past tenses referring to specific actions, producing an “amorphous temporality” (99). 323 more words

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle reading notes

I was recommended this book on a forum, and after some brief research, I purchased it to read during some down time.

There are a number of red flags that caught my note from the beginning, which unfortunately seem typical in comparison to other new-age guru type books I have read. 927 more words