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Zizek’s Return To Plato As Materialist?

Originally posted on Southern Nights:
Another quote from Zizek’s Less Than Nothing I’ve been rereading carefully over the past few months: This “truth of Plato” received its clearest formulation in one of the great anti-Platonic works, Gilles Deleuze’s The Logic…

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In Praise of Imperfection: Adolescent Whining, the Black Death, & How We Live Today

Originally posted on word and silence:
…here is a section (from a small book of essays) that one reader has asked me to post here, as I work on revising the entire thing… Like many of us, as a lonely…

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Slavoj Zizek on the next Islamic terror attack

This may be the most disingenuous editorial I’ve seen in the New York Times in a while: it discusses growing anti-semitism in France, while not using the words “Muslim”, “Islam” or “immigrant”, even though 99% of all anti-semitic assaults in … Continue reading

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A Patria le sobran 200 páginas

Acabé de leerme la excelente novela Patria, de Fernando Aramburu, sólo después de saltarme gran parte de la segunda mitad de la narración, que añade poco o nada a la historia. No entiendo muy bien por qué Aramburu pensó que … Continue reading

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A New Face in the Snakepit (4)

IV- The Austrian secret service helped Stalin into Finland, and then vanished without giving him any particular instruction. Stalin arrived alone at Saint Petersburg, and found a stoic city, weakened by two years and a half of unrelenting, rather useless … Continue reading

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Vuelta a Singapur

El 7 de Febrero será mi último día como empleado de Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, después de 13 años en la empresa. El 1 de Marzo me incorporo a Bloomberg Asia como corresponsal basado en Singapur, donde ya viví … Continue reading

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Múltiples Usos de la Palabra “Diversidad”

Leo en el Times Literary Supplement la reseña de un libro en el que 16 escritores cuentan los motivos por los que no quieren tener hijos. La autora de la reseña inmediatamente indica, como es de rigor en estos casos, que … Continue reading

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