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Santa Cruz in COVID time June 1, 2020
J. Clifford

A historical materialist cannot do without the notion of a present which is not a transition, but in which time stands still and has come to a stop.
–Walter Benjamin, “On the Concept of History” XVI. (1940)


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Things fall apart; the center cannot hold: Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…
W.B. Yeats, from “The Second Coming” (1920)

… Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they grip down and begin to awaken
William Carlos Williams
from “By the Road to the Contagious Hospital” (1923)