I just watched the third in my series of video lectures on Ideological Critique as a refresher for a forthcoming lecture on Mannheim in my Columbia course. I watched my discourse on Mannheim’s ideological analysis of time consciousness, and then my attempt at an extension of it to the case of space consciousness. I wrap that up with an ideological analysis of the revolutionary orientation toward space, which concludes with my story about a Columbia student’s remark in 1968. I had forgotten that I managed to attach to the very end of the lecture a brief video of Pete Seeger singing “Which Side Are You On?”
I wept for what we have lost.