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Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times
7 months ago

Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

By  •  Debates

The conditions that produce the terrifying curse of totalitarianism seem to be upon us and are increasingly visible in President Trump’s denial of civil liberties, the stoking of fear in …
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Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial
7 months ago

Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial

By  •  Debates

Three weeks ago, the British artist and writer Hannah Black published an open letter to the curators and staff of the Whitney Biennial demanding that Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket
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‘No Poetry after Auschwitz’? On the Writer’s Place in Responding to Crisis
8 months ago

‘No Poetry after Auschwitz’? On the Writer’s Place in Responding to Crisis

Adorno’s dictum – ‘to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric’ – sounds a cautionary note for the socially-engaged writer. Against the impulse to respond with the tools of our trade, …
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Post-Truth and Posthumous Truth
8 months ago

Post-Truth and Posthumous Truth

“If you have the truth, keep it to yourselves. -Fernando Pessoa

 

The old traditional truth was dogmatic and fundamentalist, one that always came out unscathed and that made itself inaccessible to …
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