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Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I
5 days ago

Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I

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The latest trend in the vagaries of Leftist politics is the weird movement of MeToo. The Left, however, should learn from the rise of Rightist populism, because WeToo can play …
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Pure Jet Lag: Thinking with Paul Virilio (1932-2018)
2 weeks ago

Pure Jet Lag: Thinking with Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

Like a number of French thinkers during the twentieth century, Paul Virilio had a penchant for the concise summary, a talent for aphorisms adaptable to a variety of settings. “When …
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Acheronta Movebo
3 weeks ago

Acheronta Movebo

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The motto of every authentic radical change is the same as the quote from Virgil that Freud chose as the epigraph for his Interpretation of Dreams. It is Acheronta movebo
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Reflections on the Kristeva Affair
4 weeks ago

Reflections on the Kristeva Affair

There is a growing tendency in our times to author or publish analyses of events that swim in scandal, even to convict someone on an issue where ambiguity abounds and, …
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Why Politicians are Allowed to Lie
1 month ago

Why Politicians are Allowed to Lie

Can we translate a theoretical vision into a political structure?

The toxic state of politics is hard to navigate. Globalization, immigration and economic crisis all play their part in the …
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Dealing Smartly with Accidents
1 month ago

Dealing Smartly with Accidents

One example of our collective intelligence can be observed in our way of designing our technological artifacts.  Instead of referring to their sophistication, I am referring to how we identify …
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Two General Concluding Remarks on the Ronell Case
1 month ago

Two General Concluding Remarks on the Ronell Case

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I have detected two recurring threads in the critical reactions to my texts on the Avital Ronell case. I think they are indicative of the mess we are in, which …
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What Labor for Today?
2 months ago

What Labor for Today?

The celebration of work is a sign of our times. Unemployment is regarded as a social ill, while avowed workaholics are revered as role models that should inspire the rest …
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Yes, It’s Really About Power!
2 months ago

Yes, It’s Really About Power!

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The leitmotif running through the critical reactions to my two short texts on the case against Avital Ronell is that I ignore (or don’t understand) the game of power in …
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Discursive Due Process
2 months ago

Discursive Due Process

The impulse for this text came from an aggressive Facebook exchange with a Russian friend over the “We Defend the Freedom to Bother” letter in Le Monde.[1] When my friend …
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