Geoffrey Fox – written words

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Sandinistas

Non-fiction

El fetichismo de la mercancía was said again, this time by another country voice. Finally I got what they were saying: “the fetishism of commodities.” It was a study group, reading volume I of Capital.

I knew something about these kids by now. They were all in their early twenties and they were all veterans of “the war,” the popular insurrection against Somoza which had ended four years earlier.

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Honor/shame in Cuba

Non-fiction

As a twenty-four-year-old black construction worker complained: “Nowadays the woman in Cuba almost rules herself and sometimes they rule her from outside. Neither the father, nor the mother nor the husband rules her.”
(From “Honor, Shame, and Women’s Liberation in Cuba: The Views of Working-Class Émigré Men,” 1973)

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“Creator”

Blog

The problem with the anthropomorphic vision, that there is a “Creator” with something like what we human beings flatter ourselves by calling “intelligence,” is that then people … are mighty tempted to attribute intentionality to it, as though it were a person.

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