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Why I Don't Rely On Things Written After 1980

I'm exaggerating for effect, but it drives me completely f"£king mad how many concepts have been virtually erased from popular discourse even though they're right there in front of me.  For example, I can't believe some of the stuff I've been grappling towards for years on this blog has been extensively theorised before and I didn't know until just now.  It feels like when I read Lenin on imperialism for the first time or any number of other works before the triumph of the memory warp that is neoliberalism.


The State Department, the Media, and "Human Rights in South Asia"

By: on 26 Feb 2009

I. A few years ago, I was walking down the street near the East Village with some colleagues from various organizations when a woman came up to us and stopped us.  "Have you heard about Gujara?" she asked me.  She did this without saying hello, introducing herself, or saying her name--which all makes sense, because she was, in fact, a total stranger.  She just happened to want to talk to me about the emotionally loaded topic of the Hindutva pogroms in Gujarat without knowing me, where I come from, or what my views might be.

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