N Is reading my book, and now he’s all, “You need to tell this to the world. People should know!” And I’m like, “Hey, blogger here. I’ve only been going on about this for years at the blog. People are having nervous spasms when they hear me mention fluidity or the nation-state. Everybody is sick to death of hearing me go on and on about it. So yeah, I’ve told people.”
The good news is that I have a new favorite philosopher who works along the lines of Zygmunt Bauman. His name is Byung-Chul Han, and he’s from Germany. Just one little quote from him to give you a taste:
Information is simply available. Knowledge in an emphatic sense, however, is a long and slow process. It displays an entirely different temporality. It matures. Maturation. . .is not compatible with today’s politics of time, which fragments time and eliminates temporally stable structures in order to increase efficiency and productivity.