Thesis A

| April 3, 2010

With the emergence of Cities in early Mesopotamia, agricultural stories of birth and death transform into a distinct educational form. Sacrifice in the name of life, education becomes a substitute battleground, holding the city together. By enacting external and internal contradictions in preparation for imagined future battles, the incubator of education becomes the place for perpetual deferral. A training for the real future. But instead the future becomes the theoretical ghost, cleaving to the actual repetitions of the narrative.