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Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump

Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump
10 months ago

Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump

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We live in a postapocalyptic world.

Mind you, this is not a grim statement about the total devastation of our planet. I am not referring to the global environmental calamity …
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Sex, Contracts, and Manners
10 months ago

Sex, Contracts, and Manners

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In the West, at least, we are becoming massively aware of the extent of coercion and exploitation in sexual relations. However, we should also bear in mind the (no less …
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Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”
10 months ago

Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”

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What can we learn from Hegel on Donald Trump and his liberal critics? Quite a lot, surprisingly. In his critical account of Romantic irony, Hegel scathingly dismisses it as an …
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How Not to Be Replaced
10 months ago

How Not to Be Replaced

Political currents around the world have witnessed the rise of white nationalists who fear they are being replaced and express a desire to leave a world in which their children …
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Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic
11 months ago

Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic

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Aesthetics is an expansive and foundational category of modern life, organizing our thoughts, institutions, and practices. As a professor of film and media studies, I typically engage aesthetics through the …
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