Monthly Archives: November 2011
“Move along; there’s nothing to see here” (or, some Rancière-inspired thoughts on the current “Occupy” protests)
Rancière’s teacher (with whom, you’ll recall, he broke after 1968 rebellions) Louis Althusser is famous for arguing that social practices and ideologies create a particular form of subjectivity. For Althusser, the paradigmatic example of this is when the police officer … Continue reading
Worth a listen: Some historical background here. Update: This is also very much worth a read; it was just published today in the Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes.
Silvio Berlusconi, who has served three separate terms (10 years total) as Prime Minister of Italy since 1994, has agreed to step down after he passes a set of economic austerity measures demanded by the E.U. so as to prevent Italy’s economy from … Continue reading
A couple of news items caught my attention today. First, I direct your attention to this New York Post headline and description of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The article compares the protesters with animals and the protest itself as … Continue reading
While I can’t be certain that this post will make it past the censor machine that is Professor Mackin, feel free to visit the legitimate blog to see the Daily Show clip. http://esmlegitimatedemocratictheory.wordpress.com/