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In issue 5 of The Burning Block, the theme of politics is considered as a mechanism which absorbs the apolitical. Ruminations on monarchy, culture and the effect that streetlights have on human consciousness sit beside anecdotes of childhood memories in which the perennial absurdities of human social interactions appear in skewed and playful forms.
In this issue, one is also introduced to the idea of occult politics, which could be said to be a means of re-examining conspiracy theory by placing Machiavelli and Lao Tzu at poles which represent two different theories of sovereignty.
THE BURNING BLOCK
Philosophy, Politics, Literature
November 18, 2017
© The Burning Block Issue 5
Edition 1 Published by Shane Eide, November 18, 2017
Edited by Shane Eide
Cover design by Shane Eide
Cover image by Fred Velvet
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