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  1. Aug 2018
    1. Believing that there was no more work for philosophers as well, since Hegel (correctly understood) had already achieved absolute knowledge, Kojève left teaching after the war and spent the remainder of his life working as a bureaucrat in the European Economic Community, until his death in 1968.

      This is depressing on so many levels.

  2. Nov 2017
    1. pacts of the network society.  The Occupy movements showed networks of people standing up to capitalist institutions.  In the Movement for Black Lives, Black people are leading demands for structural change to the institutions that have oppressed and killed them for centuries.  However, the network society has also facilitated the public regrowth of hate groups such as the white supremacy movement.  

      I think this duality is what is most captivating and perplexing about the network society. Could this be the ying/yang of a society governed more by networks and less by bureaucracy?

    1. breaks down some of the traditional social hierarchies and national borders because information flows almost anywhere

      Do you think networks are also breaking down bureaucracies?