At a time when public speakers in New York could be arrested for making subversive statements, the fiery Emma Goldman at least once eluded arrest by speaking in Yiddish. “She spoke to this group of Jewish women on the Lower East Side,” a policeman reported, “and I’m sorry I couldn’t take down what she said because she spoke in Yiddish.” (The late Howard Zinn recounted this episode in his book, Artists in Time of War.) The cop’s failure to record Goldman’s speech might be considered unfortunate, especially if she happened to be talking about Yiddish drama — for while many of her other speeches were published, her lectures on that subject, delivered between 1914 and 1916, have been lost to us. 

Today, of course, Goldman is remembered less for her theater discussions than for her passionate speeches against conscription and war (“the road to universal slaughter”). Her autobiography, Living My Life, devotes only a few paragraphs to her drama lectures. Yet theater was quite important to her: In essays, public speeches, and a book, The Social Significance of the Modern Drama, Goldman introduced Americans to plays by Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Frank Wedekind, creators of what she once described as “modern drama, the strongest disseminator of radical thought.”

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Video pojmovnik umetnosti i teorije 20. veka je serija od 22 autorske emisije teoretičara umetnosti Miška Šuvakovića u produkciji ART televizije iz Beograda, realizovana i premijerno emitovana 2000/01. godine. Definisanjem, povezivanjem i ukrštanjem termina kroz narativne strukture, vizuelne, video i zvučne primere, i smele teze, ovaj pojmovnik je prvi korak i stimulans u upoznavanju sa burnom istorijom ideja i društvenih promena dvadesetog veka iz perspektve umetnosti i teorije.

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Debt: the first 5000 years is a book by anthropologist David Graeber published in 2011. Graeber analyzes the function of debt in human history. He traces the history of debt from ancient civilizations to our modern-day economic crises, arguing that debt has often driven revolutions and social and political changes. The book has been connected to movements like Occupy Wall Street. The book won the inaugural Bread and Roses Award for radical literature, and the 2012 Bateson Award of the American Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read More


Stéphane Hessel

Pobunite se!
Sa 93 godine u izvesnom smislu sam na kraju puta. Kraj nije daleko. Koja je to sreća biti u mogućnosti još jednom se podsetiti onoga što je bila osnova mog političkog angažmana: godina Pokreta otpora i programa Saveta Narodnog Otpora, izrađenog pre šesdeset šest godina! Zahvaljujući Žanu Mulenu koji je u okviru Saveta u okupiranoj Francuskoj organizovao sastanak svih pokreta, partija, sindikata i proglasio njihovu pripadnost borbenoj Francuskoj i jedinom vođi kojeg su svi priznavali, generalu de Golu. Iz Londona, u koji sam došao marta 1941. i pristupio de Golu, saznao sam da je Savet izradio program, prihvaćen 15. marta 1944., koji je nudio slobodnoj Francuskoj skup pravila i vrednosti na kojima će počivati moderna demokratija naše zemlje (1). Read More

Dirty diaries
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