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THE HORROR OF NO LONGER REMEMBERING THE REASON FOR FORGETTING, OR, “WHEN THE TIMES COMES FOR OUR BATTLE, THE MEMORIES'LL BE THE ARMOUR”

A person’s mental processes, the communication of ideas, and the generation of ideas, come within ambit of the First Amendment. To the extent that the First Amendment protects the dissemination of ideas, and the expression of thoughts, it equally must protect the individual’s right to generate ideas. . . .

—Kaimowitz v. Michigan Department of Mental Health, in reference to the question of voluntary consent for psychosurgery, July 1973.

—Quoted in David Shutts, Lobotomy: Resort to the Knife (emphasis added by author)

I. Idea Generation

RUPTURE, UPHEAVAL, DISLOCATION, fragmentation, dissociation, disconnection, severing—the called conditions of post-Modernism.

Things have changed a lot since mid century. In the face of intense historical, technological, social, and economic forces produced and maintained by what Donna Haraway has named “the informatics of domination,”1 a range of urgent and

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