What makes you think that the aforementioned people want to fully take them down? Academia is also a fetishised spectacle. To rib on the old moor: Academic understanding is just academic understanding because its thought does not transcends the limits of academic protocol. The sharper and livelier it is, the more incapable is it of comprehending social problems.
I was right, then. I thought as much.
What does this mean?
Thirdform, read my new essay, you'll like it, it's about a proper writer, not these Left Bank poseurs:
Past history is always contemporary. George L. Mosse, The Nationalization of the Masses During their brief uprising in Berlin in January 1919 the leaders of the Spartacus League occupied Mossehaus…olivercraner.com
That's heartening, which book did they make you read?
Ah, I see, did you read a lot of his stuff then?
Some of it, though it was Adorno and Horkheimer's dialectic of enlightenment which probably methodologically influenced my thinking re: enlightenment itself being a contradictory process which had to inevitably end up with fascism, sooner or later.
I stumbled across something of Marx's recently where he'd gotten there well before Virilio too,Indeed, before old Jean was even born. No mean feat. Specifically from chapter 21 onwards, comprehensive demolishing. These french ponces do not realise that one cannot analyse economy from marx's simple reproduction schemas, which in any case only apply to individual capitalists as a heuristic, and are otherwise impossible under capitalism. The simple reproduction between individual capitalists (buyers and sellers) is a mental abstraction, which is then (take note!) concretised in accumulation on an expanded scale.
I stumbled across something of Marx's recently where he'd gotten there well before Virilio too,
“Capital by its nature drives beyond every spatial barrier. Thus the creation of the physical conditions of exchange – of the means of communication and transport – the annihilation of space by time – becomes an extraordinary necessity for it.”