“Mística da marginalidade: o legado de Jack Kerouac” – Cláudio WILLER

Revista Cult, 21 de outubro de 2020 “Tudo me pertence, porque eu sou pobre.” Essa declaração de Jack Kerouac em Visões de Cody (L&PM, 2009, tradução de Guilherme da Silva Braga, assim como as citações a seguir) – sua obra mais complexa e substanciosa, escrita em 1952, na sequência de On the Road, e publicada postumamente em 1972 – serviria… Continue lendo “Mística da marginalidade: o legado de Jack Kerouac” – Cláudio WILLER

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“Apocalyptic Politics” – John GRAY

The religious roots of modern revolutionary movements were first systematically uncovered in Norman Cohn’s seminal study The Pursuit of the Millennium. It has often been noted that for its followers communism had many of the functions of a religion – a fact reflected in the title of a famous collection of essays by disillusioned ex-communists,… Continue lendo “Apocalyptic Politics” – John GRAY

“Jan Bockelson’s Münster: an early modern communist theocracy” – John GRAY

When he described Bolshevism as a religion rather than ‘an ordinary political movement’, Bertrand Russell hit on a larger truth. Because they shared some of the myths of monotheism, the great modern political experiments have been religious in nature. This can be seen by considering the millenarian movements of early modern times. At the end… Continue lendo “Jan Bockelson’s Münster: an early modern communist theocracy” – John GRAY

“Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

Seemingly opposed, utopian dreams of a perfect world and faith in gradual improvement have the same source in Christian monotheism. The idea of progress is a mutant version of the Christian belief that human salvation is found in history, while modern revolutionary and liberal movements continue the faith in an end to history that inspired… Continue lendo “Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

“Política apocalíptica” – John GRAY

"Um novo céu e uma nova terra: pois o primeiro céu e a primeira terra se foram", lemos no Apocalipse. Eliminem o "céu", mantendo apenas a "nova terra", e terão o segredo e a receita de todos os sistemas utópicos.E.M. Cioran AS RAÍZES RELIGIOSAS dos modernos movimentos revolucionários foram primeiro analisadas sistematicamente no seminal estudo… Continue lendo “Política apocalíptica” – John GRAY