Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent by Laurie Penny

By Laurie Penny

Penny crimson: Notes from the recent Age of Dissent collects Penny's writings on early life politics, resistance, feminism, and tradition. Her journalism is a different combination of persuasive research, desirable interviews, and first-hand bills of political direct motion. She was once interested by all of the key protests of 2010/2011, together with the anti-fees demos in 2010, and the anti-cuts protests of spring 2011, frequently tweeting stay from the scene of kettles and baton fees. An creation, end, and vast footnotes enable Penny to attach all of the strands of her paintings, exhibiting the hyperlinks among political activism and wider social and cultural matters.

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For the revenue officer, who speaks the language of Max Weber’s bureaucratic efficiency, ownership of land holding can only be established when the claimant has undergone the entire gamut of tiresome rituals that saturate the legal profession. We are familiar with these rituals in some sense or the other—the filing of an affidavit, subjecting the land to survey, filling in of endless forms, assessment and payment of taxes and other such tasks. This really means that most of us must be conversant with the convoluted language and the philosophy of law.

The two enemies of civil society, in this vision, were fanaticism and atheism. Both threatened to erase the space between the Earthly City and the City of God, the first by rejecting the legitimacy of institutions in civil society, the second by denying that civil society was divinely inspired. As the Reformation unleashed heretical movements, the binary opposition of civil society versus fanaticism hardened. The Aristotelian idea of civil society became fused with a Christian defence. Luther and Melanchthon supported the brutal attack on Anabaptists and rebelling peasants, seeing them as dangerous fanatics who wanted to break down the difference between civil society and the City of God.

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