Thursday, February 18, 2010

Benjaminism Of The Day

"[...] the bourgeois apparatus of production and publication is capable of assimilating, indeed propagating, an astonishing amount of revolutionary themes without ever seriously putting into question its own continued existence or that of the class which owns it".

Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer, 1934
(reprinted in Art in Theory, 1900-1990, Charles Harrison an Paul Wood ed. Blackwell, Oxford and Malden, Mass. 1992. Abridged version)

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