Reading Allegorically

“The powerful (try to) insist that their statements are literal depictions of a single reality. ‘It really is that way’, they tell us ‘There is no alternative.’ But those on the receiving end of such homilies learn to read them allegorically, these are techniques used by subordinates to read through the words of the powerful to the concealed realities that have produced them.”

(John Law, “After Method: Mess in Social Science Research” – Routledge, 2004. — Quoted by Carl Hewitt in “What is Computation? Actor Model versus Turing’s Model” –