I’m going to apply to DAAD again for research this time as opposed to an MA (since I’ll already have one…), so does anyone have any suggestions on where to go for philosophy/any ideas on cool professors (maybe Marxists? or at least Hegelians?) with whom to study?

My goal this year is to read a lot of ancient philosophy, with a particular focus on metaphysics. I also want to read Heidegger more closely. And my knowledge of psychoanalysis is lacking. But above all, this year will be dedicated to Hegel.

In una riunione, alla presenza del segretario della Federazione, un vecchio compagno dirigente, che era come infatato Manichino di salotto, mi disse «Tu, compagna La Ferla, qua porti persone che non ci dovrebbero sedere: donne di strada, che battono il marciapiede».

Senza aspettare il mio turno di parlare, gli gridai con grande collera «Quando vengono sotto la bandiera rossa a chiedere aiuto, io alle donne no ci faccio l’analisi; il vero comunismo è nello spirito di portare alla dignità politica la gente che soffre». Diedi un pugno sul tavolo e me ne andai.

Questi discorsi cominciarono però a sparpagliarsi nella società di Caltagirone e io, che tanto avevo fatto per farle uscire dalle case, vedevo che le donne, maltrattate e denigrate, per colpa dei compagni si stavano cominciando ad allontanare dalla vita politica: a ritornare nella chiusura senza un filo di luce delle loro sofferenze.

Maria Attanasio, Di Concetta e le sue donne

the best part of the occupy movement were all of the grad students theorizing about it.

it takes a lot to make me feel sexually uncomfortable but this dude from belgium i’m talking to managed to do that pretty quickly.

I’m not anti-humanist because I don’t believe in the transformative potential of individuals. I’m anti-humanist because I fear the terror humans would be capable of if they were to reach their full capacities.

I would be equally happy if not happier if humanity became extinct before communism was implemented.

I’d rather not see communism fail. And the bourgeoisie would be destroyed anyway.

It’s really hard to continue living in a world controlled and supported by people who are significantly more brutish, ignorant, and thuggish. I pity them, and I hate them.

instead of communism, instituting the political system ruled by philosophers.

still exasperating that the US government just made shit up and invaded Iraq. sickening to think of the popular support for it.