Here we have the principle of commodity fetishism, the domination of society by things whose qualities are “at the same time perceptible and imperceptible by the senses”. This principle is absolutely fulfilled in the spectacle, where the perceptible world is replaced by a set of images that are superior to that world yet at the same time impose themselves as eminently possible.

Guy Debord, The Society of The Spectacle (1967)

Abolish Commodity Society.

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Some people—and I am one of them—hate happy ends. We feel cheated.
Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin (via vintageanchorbooks)

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The Ghosts of Monarchy Past and Monarchy Present

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The question itself has not changed
but only the depths of memory
through which it rises…
An excerpt from W. S. Merwin's poem "The Blackboard," in this week’s issue.
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 bday Nietzsche

 bday Nietzsche

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