Arts Best in Thought
posted by November 5 at 16:38 PMon
The new music of Burial has inspired me to make this quick list of key (key for me) philosophical essays.
Walter Benjamin: “Theses on the Philosophy of History”
There is no better or more complete concept of history.
Mike Davis: “Dead Cities”
This work is urban theory at its terminal point.
Roland Barthes: “Sade”
Everything you wanted to know about sex.
Louis Althusser: “Ideology and the State”
Theory as a missile that seeks and destroys what it seeks.
Staurt Hall: “The After Life of Frantz Fanon: Why Fanon? Why Now? Why Black Skin, White Masks?”
Really, what else does a black man want?