December 2011

Something to read aloud in front of the kids

The notion that the moon voyages provide us assurance of enough to eat exposes the shallowness of our intellectual confidence, for it is based upon our growing inability to distinguish between training and education. Training is a process of conditioning, an orderly and highly efficient procedure by which a man learns a prescribed pattern of [...]

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Graeber, Berry

…I guess we were what’s sometimes described as working class aristocracy – book-lovers, engaged in an artisanal kind of skilled labour – but we never had money. I found this background was a great impediment, especially in grad school, because it meant while I usually knew far more about, say, the Oresteia than the bourgeois [...]

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