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Frances Stonor Saunders · Video: Where on earth are you? · LRB 29 February 2016
Quotes Xavier de Maistre, Voyage autour de ma chambre ("Voyage Around My Room", published 1794)
Quote or paraphrase: The bed, "the place where for one half of our life,we forget the sorrows of the other half"
LRB  podcasts  video  quotations  lectures 
august 2016 by pierredv
The Public Voice of Women - Mary Beard - LRB Winter lectur 2014
“So much for the diagnosis: what’s the practical remedy? Like most women, I wish I knew. . . . We need to think more fundamentally about the rules of our rhetorical operations. . . . My hunch is that if we’re going to make real progress with the ‘Miss Triggs question’, we need to go back to some first principles about the nature of spoken authority, about what constitutes it, and how we have learned to hear authority where we do. And rather than push women into voice training classes to get a nice, deep, husky and entirely artificial tone, we should be thinking more about the faultlines and fractures that underlie dominant male discourse.”
sexism  rhetoric  LRB  podcasts  history  ancient-history  feminism 
april 2016 by pierredv
On Not Going Home - James Wood = LRB Winter Lectures 2014
"I have now lived 18 years in the United States. It’s a bit feeble to say I didn’t expect to stay that long; and ungrateful, or even meaningless or dishonest, to say I didn’t want to. I must have wanted to; there has been plenty of gain. But I had so little concept of what might be lost."
LRB  James-Wood  exile  lectures  podcasts 
april 2016 by pierredv
Adam Phillips · The Magical Act of a Desperate Person: Tantrums · LRB 7 March 2013
"No one recovers from the sadomasochism of their childhood. We may not want to think of the relations between parents and children as power relations: indeed it may sound like a perversion of parenting to do so. And we don’t want to think of parents and children being in any way sexually gratified by their status in relation to each other. But, to put it as cutely as possible, feeling big always depends on someone else being made to feel small."
podcasts  Adam-Phillips  psychology  psychotherapy  LRB 
january 2016 by pierredv
David Runciman · How can it work?: American Democracy · LRB 21 March 2013
"American democracy is an amazing, fascinating, bewildering thing. There has never been anything else like it. Even now, as democracy becomes an ever more familiar feature of our world, there is still nothing like the American version. . . . Still, the promise has never entirely dissipated. And now we have a mixture of all these views of American democracy: lingering ideas of the promise, a continuing sense of the power, an ongoing preoccupation with the violence, but behind it all a return to the thought that was there at the beginning. It is starting to look implausible again. Can you really do politics like this and expect it to last?"
David-Runciman  LRB  podcasts  politics  USA 
january 2016 by pierredv
LRB · Neal Ascherson · Memories of Amikejo
" An allegory contrived to lull the censor, it described a tiny sliver of land between Belgium and Germany which had been overlooked by the surveyors as they drew new European frontiers after the fall of Napoleon. In this splinter lived a handful of free people, untroubled by military service, identity papers, taxes or censors. Happy, stateless Europeans. For forty years, I thought this was a sentimental fiction. Then I discovered that it wasn’t, and last month I went to see the sliver. Now securely part of Belgium, it has had a lot of names. The one I most fancy is ‘the Akwizgran Discrepancy’. More often, it was called ‘le Moresnet neutre’ or Kelmis or La Calamine. The name it wanted to have was ‘Amikejo’"
Neal  Ascherson  LRB  podcasts  europe  nationalism 
march 2015 by pierredv
Adam Phillips · Against Self-Criticism · LRB 5 March 2015
"Lacan said that there was surely something ironic about Christ’s injunction to love thy neighbour as thyself – because actually, of course, people hate themselves. Or you could say that, given the way people treat one another, perhaps they had always loved their neighbours in the way they loved themselves: that is, with a good deal of cruelty and disregard."
psychology  LRB  psychotherapy  podcasts  Adam-Phillips 
february 2015 by pierredv

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