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She helped pioneer second-wave feminism.

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We are condemned to be free.

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Hacking the belly of the beast that has swallowed us up.

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He builds churches of disaster, museums of accidents.

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The Cuban writer who was the toast of 1960s-70s Paris.

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His ennui and spleen were visceral reactions to emergent neoliberalism.

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He discovered photography’s affinity with the social uncanny.

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The clochard who chronicled freedom from the straight world.

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He wrote a fuck-you note to the 19th century. It was a scan­dalous hit.

He urged an endless, playful agonistics of intellectual engagement.

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He analyzed the motives of every act, including the act of analysis.

The Discordians got their logo idea from PKDunteleport

Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP

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He insisted that he was a poet, no matter what the medium.

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A founding member of the Bouzingos.

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He was called “the musketeer of anarchy.”

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Desire seeks the Real but is trapped in the Symbolic order of language and representation.

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“It is not at all with ideas that one makes poetry. It is with words.”

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He tracked the “lines of flight” that ideas can take up against power.

Guerrilla street theater in Paris, c. 1830.

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Charming vs. Creepy is the battle of our age.

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To think, to heal, and to write.

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His was a hermeneutic approach to phenomen­ology.

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He invented cultural criticism.