Archive for April 8th, 2008

In The Name Of

Alain Badiou on his book, De Quoi Sarkozy Est-Il Le Nom?, communism, and stuff. Checking to see if I can post a Daily Motion video.

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The Uses and Abuses of Volleyball

To borrow Eric Hobsbawm’s term, the games, at least in the form that we recognise them today, are largely an “invented tradition”: part of a 19th-century myth-making process designed to vest the state and its institutions with the authority of an ancient pedigree.


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