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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Why We Need A Cultural Revolution In American Capitalism - Social Europe

Why We Need A Cultural Revolution In American Capitalism - Social Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it
George Tyler reviews the key arguments for a socially embedded economy and shows why American capitalism needs a cultural revolution.
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100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 1 - World Socialist Web Site

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 1 - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
May 6 marked one hundred years since the birth of Orson Welles, one of the most remarkable figures in American film and theater in the 20th century. This is the first part of two.
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Slavoj Žižek - DVD Picks

Philosopher and theorist Slavoj Žižek stopped by the Criterion offices and the DVD closet!
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Why are comedians, not musicians, talking 'bout a revolution? - The Guardian

Why are comedians, not musicians, talking 'bout a revolution? - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the spring of 2013 we wrote an article about emerging problems of post-crisis political organisation. We sensed, in particular, the disquieting possibility that a populist icon might spark an anti-political movement. To find a new angle on this potent prospect we turned to the figure of Ziggy Stardust. We weren't sure this would resonate. With austerity entrenched and popular movements scarce, perhaps our problem was out of time. Did we compound this untimeliness with a metaphor drawn from 40-year-old pop history? Perhaps we were falling prey to the trend for retro-mania and its eclipse of the present with nostalgia for our past.

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Terry Eagleton: Culture and the Death of God - Yale University Press London Blog

Terry Eagleton: Culture and the Death of God - Yale University Press London Blog | real utopias | Scoop.it
In extract from 'Culture and the Death of God', author Terry Eagleton considers the limits of enlightenment and the foundations of a secular society.
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Progressives can win the culture wars. Here's how - The Guardian

Progressives can win the culture wars. Here's how - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

The hypocrisy of the right’s position – beautifully articulated by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last week when he unsurprisingly found Fox News more concerned with some poor people abusing the welfare system than corporate government subsidies – must be exposed and a new, more enlightened framing introduced. The Australian government and its ideological soulmates across the world like to attack the culture of entitlement of the general population while still happily enriching their mates in business with overly generous tax breaks. It’s good to be rich.

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How The '60s Counterculture Is Still Driving The Tech Revolution - Forbes

How The '60s Counterculture Is Still Driving The Tech Revolution - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it


We should not ignore that a big part of what Facebook, the iconic company of the sharing and social revolution, does is make money, agreed Fried.

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Class and Class Consciousness in The Wire

Class and Class Consciousness in The Wire | real utopias | Scoop.it
 [Trigger Warning: these clips use extensive profanity and racial slurs.] In the first of these 2 scenes from HBO's The Wire (season 1, episodes 1 and 3), D'Angelo teaches Bodie and Wallace how to play chess. He likens each chess piece to a member of the gang hierarchy, illustrating the stratification structure and his consciousness of it.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation