Or, more signals from the Society of the Spectacle.
I’ve been reading ‘Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution’ by Richard Stites.
This lead me once again to Boris Kagarlitsky’s The Thinking Reed. I thought I’d lost the book. There are fond memories of the time and place in which it was first read. It was very pleasing to find it once again. A powerful re-connection with not just time and place, but another self, which is different, but somehow, the same.
For some unknown reason, I’ve been reading Guy Debord’s Comments on the Society of the Spectacle each morning over breakfast. It’s a surprisingly good combination. And much more useful than a ‘newspaper’.
And Bogdanov’s Red Star : The First Bolshevik Utopia. That requires a great deal of attention. This has only just been started but already it feels like a great discovery.
Who you gonna get to do the dirty work, when all the slaves are free?
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