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A Fact of Life
3 days ago

A Fact of Life

Here he is for the first time: in heartbreak. It was long overdue, E. thinks; he is turning 30 next year. But maybe that’s unfair; he remembers something that felt …
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It’s Perfectly Possible to Live in a Post-Truth Era
1 week ago

It’s Perfectly Possible to Live in a Post-Truth Era

On May 1, 1960, the CIA pilot Captain Francis Gary Powers flew a U-2 spy plane over the USSR, taking photographs of Soviet military installations, including sites capable of launching …
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The Moving Metaphors of Folk Capitalism
2 weeks ago

The Moving Metaphors of Folk Capitalism

In the last three decades, social thought has been suffering the slow exhaustion of some of its most iconic metaphors. Terms such as class, struggle or collective action, once alive …
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Marx Today: The End Is Near… Only Not the Way We Imagined It
3 weeks ago

Marx Today: The End Is Near… Only Not the Way We Imagined It

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There is an old delicious Soviet joke about radio Yerevan: a listener asks “Is it true that Rabinovitch won a new car in a lottery?”, and the radio answers: “In …
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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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Taking Back Hyperbole from Trump: “Truthful Hyperbole” is Hyperbolic Projection
1 month ago

Taking Back Hyperbole from Trump: “Truthful Hyperbole” is Hyperbolic Projection

While the never-ending debate about whether Trump is a compulsive eight-year-old with a Twitter account or a diabolical media operator rages on, perhaps another focus ought simply to be on …
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“But Does that Really Matter?”
2 months ago

“But Does that Really Matter?”

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This is an increasingly familiar question in the face of overwhelming social and political challenges. This question and its variations—“but is that the most important issue?” and “is that worth …
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Happiness? No, Thanks!
2 months ago

Happiness? No, Thanks!

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If there is a figure which stands out as the hero of our time, it is Christopher Wylie, a gay Canadian vegan who, at 24, came up with an idea …
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Disorientation at the End of Normative Limits
2 months ago

Disorientation at the End of Normative Limits

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Many people feel disoriented in this political environment. They tack back and forth between rage and hopelessness. The President and those who support him seem to offer an outrage to …
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China’s Political Meritocracy under Xi Jinping
2 months ago

China’s Political Meritocracy under Xi Jinping

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Having successfully lobbied the removal of presidential and vice-presidential term limits in China, Xi Jinping now looks set to join the ranks of other populist authoritarian leaders like Turkey’s Recep Tayyip …
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