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Men of Stahlhartes Gehäuse: Or, The Dark Knight Rises on Followership — Crooked Timber
"The problem is that the Nolan brothers don’t just want a story about the self-realization of powerful individuals – they want a story with a theory of politics. Specifically, they somehow need to connect the struggles among a tiny number of exemplary (in positive and negative senses) elite actors to the Matter of Gotham – the teetering back and forth of the city between chaos and fragile political good health."
title(Batman)  interpretation  criticism  film  movie  politics  aristocracy 
july 2012 by tsuomela
What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?
Essay by Phil Agre. "Liberals in the United States have been losing political debates to conservatives for a quarter century. In order to start winning again, liberals must answer two simple questions: what is conservatism, and what is wrong with it?"
conservatism  history  culture  aristocracy  democracy  conservative  philosophy  politics  liberal 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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