Now, undoubtedly no economic measure can guarantee anything to the whole of humanity. The rest must be able to adjust to the reduced, impoverished living conditions they are offered. Yet this ineluctable reality is covered up with the ideological mantle of contemporary economic and scientific theory: it is covered up and sold off as the way for getting out of all ideology and slavery.

Hard times are looming on the horizon, yet again.

Alfredo M. Bonanno: Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy

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It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticize the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticize and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them.
Michael Foucault

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I believe, in spite of a long tradition of sometimes tragic intellectual errors, that observing, analyzing, and theorizing are a way of helping to build a different, better world. Not by providing the answers – that will be specific to each society and found by the social actors themselves – but by raising some relevant questions.
Manuel Castells

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Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, “Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down. Amen!”. If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.
Dan Barker

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Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness.
J. Frank Dobie

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Of all the oppositions that artificially divide social science, the most fundamental, and the most ruinous, is the one that is set up between subjectivism and objectivism.
Pierre Bourdieu, The Logic of Practice

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There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie

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