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It could seem superfluous to bring together in one place a diverse body of writings produced over more than thirty-five years--among them scholarly studies, sometimes unfashionably earnest in tone and focussed on centuries-old texts,VTG MENS DAN POST COWBOY LIZARD SKIN LEATHER BLACK BOOTS SIZE 11 DDan Post Brown All Leather Western Cowboy Boots Mens Size 9.5 B Style P16781 USA and political books and essays prompted by moments of crisis or crimes of state some of which are now well over a decade in the past. Or might there be reasons to hope such a collection could be of interest? 

Since some of my writings on Renaissance literature, early modern philosophy, and literary and textual theory continue to be cited more than a quarter-century after their first publication, specialists may find their reappearance here, together with lesser-known or previously unpublished texts on similar subjects, of some use.

The receptions of my political essays have tended to be more ephemeral--consisting of an initial flurry of citations, online reproductions in several, or in some cases twenty or more websites, and occasional translations into other languages; and then, if anything,REDUCED!! Raicle mountaineering hiking boots, size 4 m mens, 6 m womens, SwitzerDAKOTA Men's Mid-Cut Quad Comfort Aluminium Toe Composite Plate Boots Brown 11EE a further trickle of alternative-media and scholarly mentions. But even apparently forgotten texts may be of continued relevance for their treatment of issues that are still urgent, political wounds that remain unhealed, and struggles that have become, if anything, more intense than before. 

The ethical issues raised by the occupations of Palestine and of Haiti have not been eased by any retreat on the oppressors' part from the violence and effective enslavement they inflict upon their victims, or by any signs on the part of Western governments of a new-found willingness to act in conformity with international law; Interceptor Mens Steel Toe Boots - Size 7 1/2Loredo Men’s Cowboy Western Boots Black/Beige Size 10.5 Dand supporters of the state of Israel's policies of colonization and apartheid have stepped up their campaigns of slander and 'lawfare' against activists who call for an end to what international law defines as crimes against humanity.

The chaos produced by post-9/11 Western aggressions against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa rages on with undiminished violence. And despite major setbacks in Syria to the US policy of deploying jihadi proxy armies against insufficiently submissive states, US aggressiveness in the Middle East shows no signs of abating.

Other issues which have preoccupied me have also remained current. Elections in the United States have become more spectacularly corrupt that ever before. And during the ten-year reign of Stephen Harper that corruption leaked northward into the Canadian electoral system--climaxing in the so-called 'robocalls' scandal of 2011, which exposed the weakness and corruption of Canada's regulatory and policing institutions, the incapacity of our courts,Nocona Black Leather Lizard Skin Western Cowboy Boots Mens Size 8.5 B NarrowNIB $105 KAMIK WARRIOR BOOTS 9 DARK BROWN THINSULATE WATERPROOF WINTER SNOW and the political immaturity of our mainstream media. (And since Harper's defeat in 2015, proposed reforms to make the Canadian electoral system more democratic have gone nowhere.) Faltering steps toward justice and restitution for First Nations people and toward a prevention of irreversible climate chaos are being countered by the greed and folly of energy corporations and governments. TOMMY HILFINGER OUTDOORS Red Leather Italy Made Mountain Hiking Boots Sz 8 MMens Chippewa LL Bean Black Leather Round Toe 7 Eye Boots Size 9 MThe mendacity of our political classes and of the corporate media have advanced to unprecedented levels; and neo-McCarthyist attempts to discredit and silence critical analyses of state crimes against democracy have intensified. 

In 1961, a decade before I entered the paths of reflection and interpretation that have resulted in the writings reproduced here, the Canadian poet Irving Layton remarked in the foreword to one of his books that "The Promethean idea of the twentieth century is that men,Dr Martens Baynes Wooly Bully Unisex Chukka Boot Gray Suede Mens 7 Womens 8 = collectively, can control their own destiny." But Layton was neither a naive meliorist nor an admirer of the technologies or the powers of reason that could enable such control. In his view, "abolishing the law of historical development through strife and opposition" would entail sacrificing "the Dionysian element which is the beginning and assurance of all creativity" (The Swinging Flesh [Toronto, 1961], p. xiv).TONY LAMA PAMPAS ZIPPER BOOTS Vintage Cowboy Short Half Ankle 7D Men Two years later, in another foreword, he offered little hope for the fulfilment of any Promethean ideal: "Only in this century has the distinction between guilty and innocent been systematically wiped out, masses of people put to death for abstract, ideological reasons,LaCrosse Hyper Dri 800gm Thinsulate Camo Leather Hunting Winter Boots Sz 11.5M and deceit and terror employed on so immense a scale as to reduce whole populations to terrified helots" (Balls for a One-Armed Juggler [Toronto, 1963], pp. xx-xxi).  

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a benefactor to humanity, whom he has freed from paralyzing fear by taking away the knowledge we had formerly possessed of the time and manner of our deaths. And as the bringer of fire (stolen from the hearth of the Olympian gods) to humankind, Gentlemen/Ladies Polaris Thinsulate Insulation Boots Size 10 New Listing Excellent performance Elegant and stable packaginghe is the agent who effectively initiated human culture and human history. In Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, he is the solitary victim of unendurable suffering imposed by the tyranny of Zeus, and yet holds within himself a counter-knowledge that can lead to that god's overthrow. 

It is arguable that by the end of the twentieth century what Layton thought of as merely a "Promethean idea" of a collective control of human destiny had become--through medical advances, through technologies of birth control that could relieve population pressures as a source of human conflict, MERRELL MEN'S MOAB GORE-TEX WATERPROOF HIKING SHOE - SIZE 8through scientific studies showing the desperate urgency of a shift away from a fossil fuel and carbon-based economy, and through the development of alternative-energy technologies that made such a shift conceivable--an actual possibility.  

There is a large irony to this. For just as humanity approached this genuinely Promethean capacity, our social-political elites turned us firmly in the opposite direction, toward intensified class war, a Thatcherite-Reaganite return to pre-New Deal or indeed Victorian values,Dr. Doc Martens 8287 Brown Leather Boots England Men's Size 10/11 () -GS0 to the dogma (in Margaret Thatcher's words) that "there is no such thing as society," and to the lie that "there is no alternative" to the militarist aggressions and social austerities imposed by globalizing corporate capitalism.

Here is a further, much smaller irony. One might sum up the preceding paragraphs by saying that by the mid to late 1970s humanity was coming close--in an allegorical sense--to having its own "salvation" within its grasp, but that we have proved unable, for complex economic, socio-political, discursive and ideological reasons, to choose what was formally within our power to have.Mens The North Face Thermoball Traction Bootie Water Resistant Cosy Boot When during the late 70s I was working at the University of Sussex on my doctoral thesis on the origins of the legend of Doctor Faustus, Express Boots New Black Leather Side Zip Work Boots Style 12461882 Size 8and on the playwright Christopher Marlowe's version of that legend--in which the protagonist is damned for the simple reason that he is unable to will his own salvation, and unable to will it because he is in an obscure sense always already damned--it did not occur to me that I was writing in a displaced sense about my own historical moment.   

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