Any sign of political climax in Greece?

If one looks into the etymology of the original Greek word, climax, it apparently refers to “propositions rising in effectiveness,” of a goal achieved through specific steps. The Oxford English Dictionary credits “popular ignorance” for making “high point” the meaning of climax, while Marie Stopes, a birth-control pioneer, turned it into a substitute for orgasm. […]

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Resistance Blogging

Pax Americana has a seemingly vast number of posts dealing with tactics of nonviolent resistance and noncooperation, of which blogging can be one element. (Boycotting is another element, and this will come up again when I speak of the Pentagon’s Minerva Research Initiative.) Pax Americana’s attempts to reconfigure blogging as an oppositional tool, an outlook […]

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Paths Ahead, 3: Decolonization and Open Knowledge

In conjunction with my last post, decolonizing anthropology must at the same time involve a breakdown of barriers between the so-called disciplines and faculties of a the typical university. The typical university, as Wallerstein and others have amply demonstrated, derives its fundamental structure from the nineteenth-century European fragmentation and classification of knowledge into the distinctive […]

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