Random Links 256

Cornel West & the Struggle for Social Transformation

I thought it was cool that he appeared in one of the Matrix Movies! :-) Found a little gem …

To understand a deep thinker it is not enough to just read the text and increase your knowledge. It requires to understand the spirit of the work, and see the passion behind the expression.

Religious Studies as Critical Organic Intellectual Practice

Trying to get the article … looks fascinating!

Reading Syed Husin Ali, remembering Gramsci

Timely book to read. Informative and Provocative!

I would even advocate for the history of the Malays to be radically rewritten; so that the common person becomes the hero. We must first put Tun Sri Lanang on trial for imprisoning the mind of the Malays and for wrongly inspiring ultra-Malay historians that further inspire race-based politics and oppressive and colonizing cultural institutions.

antonio gramsci, schooling and education

The interest partly sparked by the link earlier.

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination

A more personal post to bring balance to these links.

So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

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