Daily neoliberal downer…
But as someone currently reading Brown’s book, I am keeping this quotation in mind:
“Spinoza did not believe in hope or even in courage; he believed only in joy, and in vision. He let others live, provided that others let him live. He wanted only to inspire, to waken, to reveal. The purpose of demonstration functioning as the third eye is not to command or even to convince, but only to shape the glass or polish the lens for this inspired free vision.”
Deleuze, Spinoza: Practical Philosophy, 14.