Laying Bets: W Will Win

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Tue Aug 15 09:28:01 PDT 2000

Doug Henwood wrote:

> Nothing political about choosing the chief executive of the world
> bourgeoisie, is there? Whew, glad that's cleared up.

I take spectatorship and politics as opposites in a zero-sum game. Hannah Arendt was rather good on this. And when Aristotle defined man [sic] as a political animal, i.e. an animal that lived in cities, i.e. an animal that participated in the public life of cities, he made the same point: spectatorship is boring and the opposite of politics.


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