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Gathering Institutions

Social Order / Civilization / Institutions / The following appeared in / Deschooling /; I resurrect it among Institutions. School is what I today term a gathering institution. Schools, militaries, jails, shearing pens, cattle cars, abattoirs … they’re all gathering … Continue reading

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Inventing Marriage

/ Institutions / Jules and Jim hit theaters in the early 1960s. I was in the army, drafted, stationed in NYC. I loved that movie: and something somebody said about it (it could have been me) stuck. It’s been bouncing … Continue reading

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pk Difference

/ Institutions / There is a difference between us: in all likelihood there is. That difference is simple, consistent. The average civilized person believes that their institutions do what they’re touted as doing: the post office delivers the mail, the … Continue reading

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Vertical Horror

/ Institutions / I pause nearly midway through John Carpenter’s The Ward. thanx wikimedia I really love this poster. (I first paused right after the titles at the beginning to record my reverence for the Goyaesque horror, the dark grotesquery … Continue reading

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Organized Money

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Order / Civilization / Institutions / Organized Money: the default force in American life George Packer: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, 2013 The … Continue reading

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Censorship Gourmet

/ Institutions / A favorite censorship story just came to me. If I didn’t tell it at the old censored K., I need to tell it now, part of the resurrection: Shelley, Percy Bysshe! a radical! a Romantic! That is, … Continue reading

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Criminal In Perpetuity

/ Institutions … Kleptocracy … Institutional Hubris Every experienced liar knows (and we’re all experienced liars) that the trouble with lies is that you have to try to remember who you told which lie to. It snowballs: soon you go … Continue reading

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