More shameless reblogging on my part, but a nice piece by Mark Purcell linking to the possibility offered by OWS. Purcell has a book, The Deep-Down Delight of Democracy coming out soon as part of the Antipode Book Series which I’m looking forward to reading when it arrives in the next few months.
This is modified reblog of a post of mine from another blog I participate in, Nomad Scholarship, which is a collaboration between two theory reading groups, one at the University of Washington and one at Ohio State. We are trying to engage each other virtually, in writing, around a coordinated set of readings. It is a new experiment for us–check it out!
OK, I am able to breathe a little easier after reading the Holland piece (an unpublished paper on OWS). The Harvey chapters (5&7 from Rebel Cities) had me wanting to give up on the left.
The Harvey chapter on Occupy Wall Street is 99% ressentiment. He rails against the powers that be. They are evil, and we must resist. He gives no attention to what we are, what we are capable of, what kind of potentials the 99% has. In the chapter it seems…
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