How ‘anti-essentialism’ came to mean support for nationalism

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The specter that haunts genetic manipulation is the genetic ideal, a perfect model obtained through the elimination of all negative traits. ´—Jean Baudrillard, The Vital Illusion Genetics is the foster child of eugenics a quasi-science and mythology of constructing the perfect species through technological progress and the perfection of human nature. The word “eugenics” was coined […]

via Artificial Puritans: Immortal Dreams and the Elimination of Humanity — southern nights

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The Charnel-House Gustavs Klucis — also known as Gustav Klutsis, the Russian spelling of his name — was one of the pioneers of Soviet agitprop graphic design, particularly prominent for his revolutionary use of the medium of photomontage to create political posters, book designs, newspaper and magazine illustrations. He was born in the small village of Ruen in Latvia. He studied art in Riga from 1913 to 1915, and later …

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