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Theory

Terror’s Atomization of Man- LEO LOWENTHAL (1946)

There is a widely held opinion that the fascist terror was just an ephemeral episode in modern history, now happily behind us. That opinion I cannot share. I believe that it is deeply rooted in the trends of modem civilization, and especially in the pattern of modem economy. Indeed the reluctance to face squarely and explore fully the phenomena of terror and their implications is itself a lingering phenomenon of… …

Global movement

CYPHERPUNK RISING: WIKILEAKS, ENCRYPTION, AND THE COMING SURVEILLANCE DYSTOPIA by R.U.Sirius

This article, which predates the Edward Snowden affair (ongoing), seems to be getting renewed interest. One thing I would draw your attention to today is the segment that discusses the commercial availability of turnkey systems that can intercept all the communications of a medium sized country. In other words, the next revelation may be about private companies vacuuming up Big Data for their own uses, even without funding from the… …

Global movement

“Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor” by Christoph Fringeli

1. Will true pleasure only exist after the revolution, or will it be indispensable to lead to the revolution?   Ever since the project of universal emancipation through communist revolution existed there has been a tension between two approaches – a dichotomy of views of people who ostensibly want to reach the same goal. On the one hand we find a view that could be summarized as: Only the revolution… …

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