[NetBehaviour] How a Library Saved My Life.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 7 18:49:56 CET 2011
> This is a phenomenal post -- deeply touching and relevant
>to what is going on in many countries.
Yes, unfortunately many are falling for the con-trick that we lose all
these valuable resources due to the financial crash, but in reality it
is a very different story. And because future generations will have less
access to education, libraries and the Internet, they will not be able
to critically challenge the powers that be; it is a scary situation.
Much thanks for reading my post on the blog :-)
Wishing you well.
> Dear Marc --
> This is a phenomenal post -- deeply touching and relevant to what is
> going on in many countries.
> Thank you for taking the time and energy and risk to write it.
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> this is visual poetry by Martha Deed (24 August 2010 release)
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> On 2/6/2011 6:53 PM, marc garrett wrote:
>> How a Library Saved My Life.
>> By Marc Garrett, on Furtherfield's Community Blog.
>> Recently I read Claire Bishop's excellent article 'Con-Demmed to the
>> Bleakest of Futures: Report from the UK'
>> (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/209). Where she argues "that in the
>> wake of the general election in May 2010, which resulted in a
>> Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition-the UK’s first coalition
>> government since 1945—the ensuing cuts to culture cannot be seen as
>> separate from an assault on welfare, education, and social equality. The
>> rhetoric of an "age of austerity" is being used as a cloak for the
>> privatization of all public services and a reinstatement of class
>> privilege: a sad retreat from the most civilized Keynesian initiatives
>> of the post-war period, in which education, healthcare, and culture were
>> understood to be a democratic right freely available to all."
>> After reading Claire's article I thought that I'd write a little bit of
>> personal history regarding my own experiences with early education and
>> how a library saved my life...
>> Wishing all well.
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