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A community will evolve only when a people control their own communications. — Frantz Fanon

Questions about forms in communication are also questions about institutions and about the organization of social relationships. — Raymond Williams

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. — Eliel Saarinen

Science cannot go outside of the realm of abstractions. In this respect it is vastly inferior to art, which, properly speaking, has to do with general types and general situations, but which, by the use of its own peculiar methods, embodies them in forms which, though not living forms in the sense of real life, none the less arouse in our imagination the feeling and recollection of life. — Mikhail Bakunin

Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion in continual pretense and overreaching and anticipating others. Virtue has come to consist of doing something in less time that someone else… If sociability and the arts still offer any delight, it is the kind of delight that slaves, weary of their work, devise for themselves... Soon we may well reach the point where people can no longer give in to the desire for a vita contemplativa (that is, taking a walk with ideas and friends) without self-contempt and a bad conscience. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Socialism of the 21st century involves new struggles. Their goal is not revolution but the transformation of existing capitalism. The principal form that these transformations will take might have less to do with legal reforms than other modalities. For example, with the expansion, resulting from demonstration, of experiments within civil society. As a result these struggles are as much about experimental creation as they are about contestation. – Tomás Moulian, Socialismo del Siglo XXI (2000), p175 (my translation)

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