On Apr 9, 2010, at 10:01 AM, JAMES Heartfield wrote:
> Chris C.:
> "More than 50 years of "Third World" so-called "revolutionary"
> have failed to produce any emancipatory results whatsoever"
> Is that something of an overstatement? Having visited both the South
> and the West Bank and Gaza, I was very impressed with what people
> had done
> there in straitened circumstances. I hear that Vietnam is quite
Sorry to wax Foucauldian, but this word "emancipatory" is not without problems. It assumes that there's some inner essence yearning to breathe free - and that could breathe free, were it not for all those external constraints. Once removed, it would bound about like a newborn lamb. But, really, what does this emancipation look like? And who is this little shriveled repressed person inside us, anyway? Would I recognize mine if we were introduced?