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Arquivo para February 22nd, 2019

The Empires counterattack

22 Feb

Russia and the United States seem to rekindle the cold War, now statements about missiles from Europe, the Venezuelan crisis and the Arab conflicts, finally the world returns to appear more insecure than it is normally, in Europe the elections of the Parliament shake countries.
What happened, are the network media communications? It seems an easy answer, neither McLuhan nor Flusser would say this, and they wrote half a century ago, says Flusser when setting the Zoon Politikon (social animal, because Aristotle spoke about Polis): “He is an idiot (in the origin of the Palava hills a private person: Privatperson) if not has learned to serve the instruments of communication, such as language. ” (Flusser, 2017). but whose essays date back to the 60 decade the same as McLuhan.
The fact that we misuse communication and the media to accomplish has to do with our virtues and proper use properties depends on a correct appropriation.
he fact that we misuse communication and the media to accomplish has to do with our virtues and proper use properties depends on a correct appropriation.
The deeper understanding of the reality we live in requires not only knowing the story, but a knowledge-history that helps interpret facts and cultures, so I think it appropriate for the current crisis to read an Islamic and an American, inserted in the context Of these worlds, of course there are other interpreters, I think that Tariq Ali for the Islamic world and Noam Chomsky for the American world can bring good elements to this dialogue.
I step into a a library and see the works of Tariq Ali: Islamic Quintet: The Sultan and the cartographer (Lisbon: Europe-America, 2006) and Noam Chomski: Who runs the World (São Paulo: Planeta, 2017), the temptation to buy was great, but it will be for later, now there Work priorities.
These two contemporary thinkers both Noam Chomski, who in addition to activist has a huge contribution to contemporary linguistics influencing even the computer world, and, Tariq Ali a Pakistani besides writing for the Guardian has a Opinion on the advanced and current Islamic world.
It is possible for enemies to give hands, it is possible, means the Christian maxim: “To love the enemies”.
The interview is 2012, a bit outdated, but is the only one that puts the two together: