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About Michael Marder

Michael Marder is IKERBASQUE Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. His most recent books include “Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze” (2015), "Dust" (2016), with Anaïs Tondeur, "The Chernobyl Herbarium" (2016), with Luce Irigaray, "Through Vegetal Being" (2016), and "Energy Dreams" (2017). Reach him at michael.marder@gmail.com or on Twitter @michael_marder.
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We, the Orphans of October
3 weeks ago

We, the Orphans of October

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It’s November 7, 1987. Along with hundreds, if not thousands, of other children I am in the main hall of Moscow’s Revolution Museum, since renamed State Central Museum of the …
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What doesn’t belong in this group: Israel, Trump, Freedom of the Press?
4 months ago

What doesn’t belong in this group: Israel, Trump, Freedom of the Press?

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Rather than do some soul-searching with regard to his disastrous decision to interfere with the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Binyamin Netanyahu has been busy condemning others over the …
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Can Democracy Save the Planet?
5 months ago

Can Democracy Save the Planet?

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Donald Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Paris climate change treaty was far from unexpected. Both before and after being elected president, he publically and unswervingly, online and in …
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Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise
10 months ago

Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise

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We are enthralled with energy. From the political slogan seeking “energy independence” in the US to the calories burnt during an intense exercise routine at a local gym or consumed …
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The Con Artistry of the Deal: Trump, the Reality-TV President
1 year ago

The Con Artistry of the Deal: Trump, the Reality-TV President

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Four days prior to the US presidential elections, I read Trump’s The Art of the Deal—a manual for con artists and, as it turned out, an updated version of Machiavelli’s …
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Chernobyl as an Event: Thirty Years After
2 years ago

Chernobyl as an Event: Thirty Years After

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THERE ARE THOSE EXCEPTIONAL INSTANCES, in which a date or a place stands for a particular event that happened then and there. “9/11” and “Chernobyl” symbolize in a recognizable shorthand …
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Trump Metaphysics
2 years ago

Trump Metaphysics

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QUITE UNEXPECTEDLY, a whole slew of philosophical — I would even say “metaphysical” — issues have come up on the Republican side of the primaries this election season. How to …
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David Bowie’s Stardust Twilight
2 years ago

David Bowie’s Stardust Twilight

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DAVID BOWIE, whose death on January 10 came as a shock to millions of his fans around the world, had a profound impact on generations of listeners. Beyond the appreciation …
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The Meaning of “Clean Energy”
2 years ago

The Meaning of “Clean Energy”

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AS THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE on climate change is taking place in Paris, it is time to contemplate the meaning of “clean energy.” In the West, the word energy is marked …
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Smart as an Oak?
2 years ago

Smart as an Oak?

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It is a long-standing bias to consider human beings the sole intelligent creatures on earth. If intelligence is defined on the basis of our behavioral traits, including the capacities to …
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