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About Michael Marder

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Among his books are "Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze" (2015) and "Energy Dreams: Of Actuality" (2017). Reach him at michael.marder@gmail.com or on Twitter @michael_marder.
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Burning Ourselves to Death
1 month ago

Burning Ourselves to Death

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In the early hours of Saturday, April 14, 2018, charred remains of prominent New York lawyer, David S. Buckel, were found in Prospect Park. According to the note he left …
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Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump
4 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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We, the Orphans of October
7 months 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?
10 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?
12 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
1 year 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
2 years 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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