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Postscript

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I happened to read this passage this morning and I thought about yesterday's post.

"Perhaps cities are deteriorating along with the procedures that organised them. But we must be careful here. The ministers of knowledge have always assumed that the whole universe was threatened by the very changes that affected their ideologies and their positions. They transmute the misfortune of their theories into theories of misfortune. When they transform their bewilderment into 'catastrophes', when they seek to enclose people in the 'panic' of their discourses, are they once more necessarily right?"

Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life