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Dialectical Pessimism

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john Scalzi’s Interdependence Trilogy May 12, 2020 Si-Fi & Steven Shaviro & John Scalzi's & Marxism & Economics & Utopia & Dystopia & Capitalist Realism & Dialectical Pessimism Steven Shaviro writing about John Scalzi’s Interdependence Trilogy. Scalzi provides us with a (semi-)utopian alternative, which is a laudable thing Paul Kingnorth on just how fragile our “Everyday life” is. Apr 15, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & Paul Kingsnorth & COVID-19 From the most recent edition of author Paul Kingsnorth’s email newsletter: “The pattern of ordinary life, in which so much stays the same from one This is not fine, and it was not fine then either. Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 Written by Sean Bonner on his blog. There’s no question that 2020 is shaping up to be a disaster, and people are understandably asking how long We are not all “I this together.” Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 This morning I read what I think is a very good article from The Atlantic. The article, by Eric Liu, talks about how many people and institutions