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Re: <nettime> unique German insight (extraordinair)
Patrice Riemens on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:05:19 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> unique German insight (extraordinair)


Yeah, there are definitely good reasons to let the Nazis bury the Nazis,
even when the parallels become too forcefull and hence the analogy too
tempting - especially then. In that case, history does not repeat itself
as a farce, and thus deserves a better treatment. Interestingly enough,
Goodwin's Law's playing out big time in Greece for quite some time now,
and that's not, PR-wise, in the Greeks' favor, as can be seen from a
recent tiff between Syriza leader Alexis Tsirpas and the same Frankfurter
Allgemeinen Zeitung (http://bit.ly/12Y3Fxz) (in german, but maybe there's
also an english version out somewhere).

As far as Morozov is concerned, I am slowly moving toward a 'I hear you'
attitude. 'Information apocalypse', 'catastrophy' are no longer very
helpful terms, immo, since it's all behind us. Personally I'd be more
interested in recounting and analysis of their actual, daily life
occurences and consequences, especially in individual cases. Which seem to
be hyped up to the tilt singularly (think Ewald S. or Julian A.) but
totally forgotten when it comes to the scores, or even the hundreds
similar (but less 'spectacular') situations.


> Has "America" supplanted "Nazi" in Godwin's Law,
> or perhaps best called Greenwald's Law? These lawyers
> are so ... insightfully meisterly.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
 <...>


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