Wednesday, 22 March 2000

From "The True, The Good, The Beautiful, and the Baghdad Central Detention Centre"

By Keston Sutherland.

The proliferation of conceptual crises is possible because the kind of historical thinking that carefully restricted the definition of “crisis” has apparently been more or less disjoined from active political work of any consequence. This involuntary evacuation of politics is naturally regarded by opponents of that kind of historical thinking as some kind of freedom from “ideology.” Freedom from ideology is in turn more or less identified, within the field of theoretical writing, with the propensity to announce or add to the proliferation of conceptual crises.

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