Tag Archives: Occupy

Looking Toward May Day

Pic from Occuprint. So, I completely fell off the blogging train during the month of April. Just as work on my dissertation proposal subsided, May Day meetings kicked into high gear. Or rather they’d been in high gear, but my … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Dissension: What the Atlantic Gets Wrong About Occupy

“Where outspokenly right-wing papers like the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune tarred the anti-war movement with the reputation of its most pro-Communist elements, the New York Times and CBS News tended to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate forms of protest, then to show … Continue reading

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A Sunday Collage II

“I am sure you know what Paul de Man says about insight and blindness. His theory has to do with an insight that can actually obscure other things, that can be a blindness. And the reverse, also, how what seems … Continue reading

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Arab Spring, American Autumn, Global Spring

Guy Fawkes graffiti in Zamalek, Cairo. I’ve been home from my excursion to Egypt and the Netherlands for a few days now, long enough to let a few of my thoughts coalesce into something approaching coherence. The trip left me … Continue reading

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Traces of a Revolution: Some Snapshots from Cairo

It’s 8:28am in Cairo right now. One of the upsides of changing time zones is that it’s remarkably easy break from the less healthy aspects in your routine (say, staying up past 3am and sleeping till after 10 most days). … Continue reading

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A Sunday Collage

“The positive significance of the modern decomposition and destruction of all art is that the language of communication has been lost. The negative implication of this development is that a common language can no longer take the form of the … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Journal for Occupied Studies”

Pic courtesy of 90.9 WBUR. It looks like Tidal has some competition. Today I stumbled across the Journal for Occupied Studies, a project that “springs from the New School for Social Research in New York City but which fills its … Continue reading

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