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Saying, Keeping Silent, and Showing: Notes on a Scandal in Frankfurt

Saying, Keeping Silent, and Showing: Notes on a Scandal in Frankfurt
7 months ago

Saying, Keeping Silent, and Showing: Notes on a Scandal in Frankfurt

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Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darueber muss man schweigen. (Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.)[1]

In this final proposition of his Tractatus Wittgenstein prohibits the impossible. Why …
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A “New 9/11”: The Stage Is Set
7 months ago

A “New 9/11”: The Stage Is Set

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It’s not surprising that the Western media have unilaterally labelled the Hamas October 7 attacks as a “new 9/11”. Of course, they refer to the official story about 9/11, indelibly …
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Postliberalism: A Dangerous “New” Conservatism
7 months ago

Postliberalism: A Dangerous “New” Conservatism

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In Wilhelm von Humboldt’s book The Limits of State Action (1792), one of the most thoughtful expressions of classical liberalism, these passages appear:

“The true end of Man…is the highest …
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Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!
7 months ago

Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!

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‘As we transition to a lower energy system (renewables replacing fossil fuels), growth-based economics will be phased out and replaced with something else.’ (Simon Michaux)

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The first week of …
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Mobilize to Really Slow Down!
8 months ago

Mobilize to Really Slow Down!

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As Kohei Saito conclusively demonstrated in his path-breaking contribution to eco-Marxism[1], the only way to achieve real progress today is to problematize the very notion of progress which dominates not …
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