The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.
Personal disintegration remains always an imminent danger.
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.
The news appeals to the same jaded appetite that makes a child tire of a toy as soon as it becomes familiar and demand a new one in its place.
A society that has made ‘nostalgia’ a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
A child’s appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.
Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.