Much Ado about Nothing: The Times’ Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano’s Non-Apology
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Much Ado about Nothing: The Times’ Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano’s Non-Apology

Originally posted on Tropics of Meta:
Last Friday The New York Times published an article claiming that Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano now “disavows” his seminal work, Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America). The book, originally published in 1971, “argued that the riches that first attracted European colonizers, like gold and…

Marx blogged to death
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Marx blogged to death

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
The New York Times has launched a debate about whether Karl Marx was right after all about capitalism (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/30/was-marx-right). As the NYT put it in its introduction to the contributions of some well-known economic commentators and bloggers:“in the golden, post-war years of Western economic growth, the comfortable living standard…

MODERNIDAD & GLOBALISASYON–ni E. San Juan, Jr.
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MODERNIDAD & GLOBALISASYON–ni E. San Juan, Jr.

Originally posted on THE PHILIPPINES MATRIX PROJECT:
MODERNIDAD AT GLOBALISASYON: Diyalektika ng Panahon at Lugar ni E. San Juan, Jr. Prologo     Tila kabalintunaan ang nangyayari ngayon.  Singkahulugan ng modernidad ang katwiran at pagkamakatao, sagisag ng pagsulong ng kabihasnan.  Sa malas, batay sa krisis sa Ukraine, Syria, patuloy na digmaan sa Afghanistan, Mindanao, at hidwaan…

Ipina[nga]kong Pagbabago
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Ipina[nga]kong Pagbabago

Originally posted on notbuk:
I. Nangako ng pagbabago, ipinako ang panggagago ng Pangulo’ng panggulo sa  mga Pilipino.   Pilipino’ng  nagdaramdam sa di-nararamdamang maka-Kanlurang kaunlaran na kung saan  ay ipinagyayabang   sa bawat taga ng puro’ng salita ng bawat puro salita’ng tagapagsalita  doon sa mala-kanyang  Malakanyang.   II. Pangakong daang matuwid ay di naman nadadaanan ‘Pagkat…

Vo Nguyen Giap
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Vo Nguyen Giap

Originally posted on Kapirasong Kritika:
Mula sa kawalan, lumabas ang balitang si Vo Nguyen Giap – heneral at bayani ng deka-dekadang armadong paglaban ng sambayanang Vietnamese sa kolonyalismong Pranses at sa imperyalismong Hapon at US, pangalawa sa katungkulan at prestihiyo kay Ho Chi Minh, at binansagang “Pulang Napoleon” bilang pagkilala sa kahusayan sa estratehiya at…

Orientalism Upended
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Orientalism Upended

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
Next week will be the tenth anniversary of the passing of Edward Said, the American-Palestinian intellectual most noted for his book “Orientalism” published 35 years ago. Few books regarding the troubled history of Western-Arab interaction have had as many worshipers and detractors.  There is little that can be added to the…

Biblioklept’s Dictionary of Literary Terms
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Biblioklept’s Dictionary of Literary Terms

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
APHORISM A concise, often witty, turn of phrase that should be shared out of context on Twitter or Pinterest. BILDUNGSROMAN Novel where someone (preferably male) matures into the ideal state of bitter disillusionment. CATHARSIS Evocation of fear and pity. Best exemplified in modern storytelling by Lifetime Network original movies. DECONSTRUCTION A form of…

Isang pasasalamat
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Isang pasasalamat

Originally posted on Teddy Casiño:
I would like to thank all those who voted for me during last week’s elections. Salamat po sa inyong tiwala sa akin at sa progresibo at makabayang pulitika na aking isinusulong. Bagamat hindi tayo nagwagi, hindi nasayang ang inyong boto. Malaking ambag ito sa patuloy na pagsisikap nating magkaroon…