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To that almost seamless perspective, MR has tried to counterpose major flaws and impending limits.
There can be no such thing as an exclusive Negro economic program, for that would counterpose the interests of a little more than ten percent of the society to those of the overwhelming majority" He called, instead, for an economic program backed by an alliance of blacks and labor.
To counterpose 'community' to either 'individual' or 'social capital' can only lead to deeper confusion.
They are keen to counterpose "the market" to "the state" ("freedom" to "social engineering") and let people choose -- as if these were our only alternatives.
We learn of the interlocking ties that bind these terrorologists together and to the governments of the United States, Israel, England, and Canada, ties that make it nonsense to counterpose them to "official" sources (Jenkins, among other affiliations, has worked for the Pentagon and the Rand Corporation; while Wilkinson can list the British government among his numerous employers).
We impose the nothingness and powerlessness of collective detention in Baxter, so that people can watch their loved ones go mad, and counterpose it to being a solitary detainee on Manus island starved of companionship.
The problem with definitions that counterpose the social to the rest of the economy is that they let the dominant economic sector off the hook, as it were; the corporate sector becomes, by default, the "anti-social" economy.
Against this type of thinking I might counterpose the works of some of our better filmmakers, who dwell on the limits of the visible: Francesco Rosi with his deliberately unresolved investigative dramas, or Abbas Kiarostami with his inspired meditations about everything the camera doesn't show.
If we are to break out of the non-historical fixity of postmodernism, then we must search out and counterpose an alternative tradition taken from the neglected works left in the wide margin of the century .
The better strategy for Marxists willing to face this situation is not merely to counterpose our far fewer facts, but also to engage the debate over what knowledge is.
And more: We should not hesitate to call on the law for the full force of its protection against assault; and, if that fails, to counterpose the natural and legitimate right of self-defense against the wrongful use of violence.
The first "themed" installment of the mega-exhibition--and in that sense the real precursor to Documenta as we now know it--the show was a far-reaching attempt to counterpose "images--artistic and nonartistic.