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Brexit: Why Referenda Are Not the Ultimate Democratic Tests

Brexit: Why Referenda Are Not the Ultimate Democratic Tests
8 months ago

Brexit: Why Referenda Are Not the Ultimate Democratic Tests

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Western societies understand themselves to be democracies, yet we rarely discuss what this means. Presumably, politics has to do with the people’s choices, and the act of voting is taken …
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Fracking and the Art of Subtext
8 months ago

Fracking and the Art of Subtext

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Extractive industries condition and are conditioned by narrative structures. The constantly fluctuating demand and supply of “natural” resources begs for a certain kind of narrative energy. Whether striking gold or …
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Do We Own Our Bodies?
9 months ago

Do We Own Our Bodies?

Ownership is freedom. We may do what we want with what we have. We believe we own our bodies and may do with them as we will. But is that …
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Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?
9 months ago

Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?

Crews of chisel-bearing operatives were hired to hammer out the auspicious image of Lenin — symbolically gripping the hands of an African-American and a Russian soldier and workers — from …
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