“And as elephants parade holding each elephant’s tail, but if one wanders the circus won’t find the park, I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty to know what occurs but not recognize the fact. And so, I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy, a remote important region in all who […]Read more "Rights: A Lubricant for Neo-liberalism?"
“Is there anyone who has not, at least once, walked into a room and ‘felt the atmosphere’” ~ Teresa Brennan, The Transmission of Affect ~~~ I recently attended a three-day conference in Montreal. It brought together a range of local, national and international practitioners, academics and activists and everyone in-between. The conference followed the progression […]Read more "Margin of maneuverability and atmospheres of hope"
“In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not […]Read more "Street-Level Bureaucrats, Discretionary Justice and Improvised Law"
“Curiosity is the lust of the mind” ~ Thomas Hobbes “I have always been full of lust – as I am now – but I have always been placing conceptual obstacles in my own path” ~ Susan Sontag “I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity […]Read more "Curiosity is the lust of the mind"