Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jodi Dean sez

The more neo-liberalism has entrenched itself the more we have been hear­ing this lan­guage of demo­cracy, as if par­ti­cip­a­tion was going to solve all prob­lems—but this is a fantasy because the fun­da­mental truth is that it is not going to solve these prob­lems. Keep­ing all the activ­ity in the demo­cratic sphere makes it seem as if people are busy, engaged etc. without ever affect­ing the basic struc­ture. It’s a fantasy because it func­tions like a screen.

The rest of the interview can be found in: Saying ‘We’ Again: A Conversation with Jodi Dean on Democracy, Occupy and Communism. (h/t wood s lot)

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