“We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die.”
Jonathan Safran Foer from his essay How Not to Be Alone.
Never has a more humane, generous and free society existed than capitalist liberal democracy. It shifts responsibility from government to a collection of individuals who, in exercising rights rather than responsibilities, cannot be held accountable for sins of omission. Then the needs of the world which are not in practice met by profitable capital investment […]
This past weekend had what turned out to be a great conference converging great minds and radical practitioners in little ol’ Springfield, MO. I am pleased that I am able to say that Adam Moore and I were able to contribute something to the conference. Both Adam & I both have a good amount of experience doing […]
“To make a declaration of love is to move on from the event- encounter to embark on a construction of truth. The chance nature of the encounter morphs into the assumption of a beginning. And often what starts there lasts so long, is so charged with novelty and experience of the world that in retrospect […]
“My own philosophical view is attempting to say that love cannot be reduced to any of these approximations and is a quest for truth. What kind of truth? you will ask. I mean truth in relation to something quite precise: what kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of […]
“Selfishness, not any rival, is love’s enemy. One could say: my love’s main enemy, the one I must defeat, is not the other, it is myself, the “myself” that prefers identity to difference, that prefers to impose its world against the world re-constructed through the filter of difference.” Alain Badiou from In Praise of Love