- The best all-considered arrangement of socialist institutions (such as law, economics, etc.).
- Practical politics related to implementing the above (largely democratic/reformist).
- Philosophy related to the coordinates of the subject, including the impact of this on politics.
- Other countries and comparative social policy and politics.
- Quebec nationalism and the history of social movements.
I consider them important to myself largely in the above order, too. So an obvious mix of PPE sort of stuff. I have taken a wide range of undergraduate university courses on things related to the above: Major in economics, major in history, minors worth of philosophy, development studies and politics. Most people I talk to tell me I should go to grad school. I don't really have the marks for it, because I was really sick while in school (brain problems), but I think if I were healthy enough I could get through, especially if I was hand-holded by disability supports and such. There are a few universities that would let me in, probably, and from there I could always get into a masters in a cognate discipline at a somewhat better school afterwards if I wanted to continue on, or whatever. However, a few things make me very hesitant to do this.
I have no interest in completing schoolwork, and I never really have. I missed many assignments in university (due to anxiety problems but also because I saw it as largely make-work). Grad school seems to require you to operate at a pretty high level of discipline, which I don't really have, even if I were to work myself up into a state where I could maintain it for a while. I want to do research, but I have no interest in contriving a product out of it that doesn't flow organically from believing I might have something specific to say. Otherwise it is hoop-jumping, which I understand is fine for most, but grates against me horribly.
I've tried contacting professors with questions about directing me in my reading or keeping tabs on me but no one seems that interested since I'm still a beginner. One person I really respect suggested that I read about ten obvious books and then see what I wanted to read after that. Which is fine but not exactly motivating when you have extreme problems with getting things done. I would gain a lot from being in a structured environment, I think, but one that was focused on learning rather than producing contrived products. I'm not sure where to find that, though. I was thinking of just maybe auditing various courses, so I wouldn't have to put together papers but would still be able to follow along. Then I could sit in grad courses, make friends with grad students and professors, and generally improve, and then move on from there. But I'm not sure what to do, really.
If you don't have dreams of revolution you're already dead.
what limited imaginations people must have if they can only conceive of revolution as a fast thing, an easy thing, a violent thing
so i told her about fuck & destroy, not sure if she was havin' it
i mean i guess you could say that labour prostitution is better because at least you're not expressing something for money, then, but ... uff
one of these things is microscopically better than the other, i'm sure of it
it's such a nice genuine exchange of things to help another person, i am happy about it
Bluebeard is a good book dealing with this subject imo and vonnegut basically agrees with your premise.
i havent read it but i have an instinctual dislike of vonnegut. more like vonneFATGUT amirite