Monday, January 10, 2011

I quote Guy

"Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."

- Guy Debord (b. 1931), French situationist philosopher. Panegyric, vol. 1, pt. 1 (1989).

Obscurantism: The practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known. There are two common historical and intellectual denotations: 
1. restricting knowledge - opposition to the spread of knowledge - a policy of withholding knowledge from the public
2. deliberate obscurity - an abstruse style (as in literature and art) characterized by deliberate vagueness

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