Randolph Bourne: “War is the Health of the State”

2020-04-17T18:33:32+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: POLITICS|Tags: , |

Born some twenty years after Julien Benda, Randolph Bourne published his own attack on the betrayal of the intellectuals in the midst of World War I, a decade before Benda's Betrayal appeared. He was a clerk avant la lettre, who played the part with splendid vehemence and political recklessness.


2020-08-01T07:49:54+01:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: POLITICS|Tags: |

One of the best ways to control people in terms of attitudes is what the great political economist Thorstein Veblen called "fabricating consumers." If you can fabricate wants... make obtaining things that are just about within your reach the essence of life, they're going to be trapped into becoming consumers.

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