Download A Crime Called Freedom: The Writings of Os Cangaceiros, by Os Cangaceiros (author) Wolfi Landstreicher (translator) PDF

By Os Cangaceiros (author) Wolfi Landstreicher (translator)

Os Cangaceiros used to be a bunch of delinquents stuck up within the spirit of the French rebel of 1968 who refused to enable that spirit die. With not anything yet contempt for the self-sacrificial ideology practiced via "specialists in armed struggle", this uncontrollable band of social rebels wreaked havoc at the French kingdom - attacking infrastructures of oppression, helping well known revolts, stealing and liberating mystery blueprints for high-tech prisons, raiding the places of work of company collaborators, and growing their lives in entire competition to the realm in line with paintings. This quantity, translated by way of Wolfi Landstreicher, is the 1st great number of the writings of Os Cangaceiros in English.

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In England, the ruling classes carried out their enterprise of domestication through the brutal force of a social mechanism and without flowery phrases. English historians often find it of Modern Domestication 121 10/31/09 9:02:19 PM T A CRIME CALLED FREEDOM OS CANGACEIROS 120 not produce this community themselves; it was the product of an external mechanism. The “aristocratic minority” of skilled workers was the first incarnation of this ideology – the sector that interested politicians, and from which came those who society was only too pleased to greet as the representatives of the working class (as Edith Simcox fittingly noted in 1880).

Having made religion a private affair, the protestant ethic confirmed the social atomization caused by industrialization. Individuals found themselves alone before god just as they found themselves isolated in the face of commodities and money. This ethic also professed precisely the values that were required of the poor: honesty, frugality, abstinence, thrift and work.

This return to the most brutal reign of necessity has effectively exacerbated the hostility and competition that regulates relationships among the poor in society. indd 40 on a large scale rather than responding blow for blow. Up to now it has been limited to backpedaling by liberalizing the prison regime bit by bit. Now, the thirteen thousand cells form a margin of maneuvering that will allow prisoners as a whole to be better managed. We can imagine the frantic use that judges will make of this surplus of cells, following from the general policy of mostly systematic incarceration.

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