Why real nobodies are more powerful than repressed somebodies (the internet epoch has hardly begun).
The real motivation of respectable progressivism is managing guilty conscience and conserving bourgeois privileges; how to theorize the Cathedral from the revolutionary left; understanding the suicide bombing of anti-intellectual intellectuals.
On Deleuze and Guattari, cosmic selection bias, and the room for revolutionary praxis despite unconditional acceleration.
How choosing personal psychological comfort over empirical accuracy will doom you and your friends to oblivion.
Notes I took on rare video of Gilles Deleuze lecturing in 1975-76. On micro vs. molar, gangs, borders, Virginia Woolf, and social change.
Critical theory is often perceived as anti-scientific but the Frankfurt School theorists advanced many hypotheses amenable to empirical testing.
Below is a sketch of what Deleuze and Guattari describe as “the pincer” or “double articulation” of stratification.1
Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. 1987. A Thousand Plateaus. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 40-41. ^