DECEMBER 26 — CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS
Turkish-born French theorist of radical political autonomy.
“History does not happen to society: history is the self-deployment of society.”
DECEMBER 26 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
BOXING DAY. Ireland: DAY OF THE WREN. Masked revelers and musicians
go door-to-door asking for money. All-day feasting.
NATIONAL WHINER’S DAY. KWANZAA BEGINS.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 26 IN HISTORY…
1891 — Sex novelist Henry Miller born, New York, New York.
1893 — Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong born, Shaoshan, Hunan Province.
1894 — Black American novelist Jean Toomer born, Washington, DC.
1997 — Revolutionary political theorist Cornelius Castoriadis dies, Paris.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.