Links for Class by admin | Sep 27, 2007 | Neoliberalism | 1 comment Black dada nihilismus Ego Trippin Leda, After the Swan Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 1 Comment E.C. Hopkins on September 27, 2007 at 3:14 pm Those links should make for a memorable class meeting. Carl Phillips’ poem, “Leda, After the Swan,” encourages me to reflect on what Western Civilization and capitalism have done to and for the African and Africa every time I read it. When I first read it, I was reminded of Manning Marable’s How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America. And, ever since I read it, I’ve wanted to ask Phillips a question based on the last two lines of the W.B. Yeats poem, “Leda and the Swan,” to which his poem alludes. Did we put on its knowledge with its power before its brutal beak dropped us into 20th Century America?