Monthly Archives: June 2012

Blog on Vacation!

Vacation is upon me, kind readers, so Territorial Masquerades will be entirely on haitus until sometime in July. Until then, enjoy the summer or winter or vaguely seasonless climate in your patch of earth. I’m off to the old continent, where … Continue reading

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Interweb Motley # 6

“Occupy Buddhism: Or Why the Dalai Lama is a Marxist” by Stuart Smithers sort of speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Against the Grain, a radio show of KPFK in Berkeley, had some interesting downloadable interviews with Jonathan Nitzman on his … Continue reading

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Vibrant Matter

Bennett, Jane. 2010. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press. Bennett begins her book stating, “This book has a philosophical project and, related to it, a political one” (vii). And, indeed, her book sometimes reads as … Continue reading

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Interweb Motley # 5

During World War I, satirical maps of Europe became a hotly contested battle zone of competing propaganda. Still waiting for the Eurozone version of this. Ever wonder why today’s camouflage is pixelated? Apparently, to avoid detection in today’s main source … Continue reading

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Critchley Against Escapism

Simon Critchley’s “Mystical Anarchism” article in Adbusters argues against the escapism of communal utopian projects old and new: Perhaps such experiments lacked an understanding of politics as a constant and concrete process of mediation. That is, the mediation between a … Continue reading

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