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Polyhedron n. 8: History Two
Protagoras, Plautus, Seferis


by Guido Monte and Francesca Saieva




of this astounding life down here
and of the strange clowns in control of it

[short is the day]

—L. Ferlinghetti

Pic: "world-chaos" - © 2004 Aurora Palillo - Size: 10k
© 2004 Aurora Palillo



(Swans - August 27, 2007)  

pánton chremáton métron estìn ánthropos, homo homini lupus
man is the measure of everything, man wolf to man
hypocrisiedoublenesshajanaisuubaronagesgeldsquandering corruptionvillervallabestechlichkeitrichpalacesfromagetoage
(in the asphodels
the blind are sleeping...)



"I know... I know the name of the responsibles for the massacres... I know the names of very important and serious persons that are secretly after comic big names..." (P. P. Pasolini).

Then long leaves, clusters of white flowers, but not a bed for us, from time immemorial at war. Natural state and state machine for a won, for a winner slave of a biblical monster: the Leviathan State (T. Hobbes) aneu logou (zoon politikon -- zoon logon ekhon, Aristotle).

In the blind puppets performance, political variable (N. dalla Chiesa) is law for a new middle class, flatterer of the Power, confused in a no-world of general feelings, conditio per quam for every political action (H. Arendt). "I know. But without incriminating evidences, without even circumstantial evidences" (P. P. Pasolini).



Painting: Aurora Palillo, world-chaos (2004)


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Guido Monte on Swans (with bio).
Francesca Saieva teaches philosophy and pedagogy, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Palermo. Read her bio on the page she shares with Guido Monte.



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