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Debates

The Scandal of Democracy
4 days ago

The Scandal of Democracy

The French philosopher Jacques Rancière says there is a scandal at the heart of democracy. ‘Scandal’ certainly comes to mind when I consider the many abuses President Trump heaps on …
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Us, “Rejects”
2 weeks ago

Us, “Rejects”

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In a December 11, 2018 op-ed piece in the New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote about Trump as “the most powerful reject in the world.” As the author of The …
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AOC’s Lipstick
3 weeks ago

AOC’s Lipstick

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From the moment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC for short) confirmation to the US Congress as Democratic representative from New York, her red lipstick has been the object of intense attention …
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Islamic Ethics: ‘We Must Come to Common Terms’
4 weeks ago

Islamic Ethics: ‘We Must Come to Common Terms’

What should we learn from repeated attacks on Muslims around the world today? We must be critical of the way that Western secular thinking reasserts global dominance through the media …
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Eleven Theses on…
1 month ago

Eleven Theses on…

With this text we want to salute an absolutely arbitrary event in the life of one of the most important thinkers in today’s world. The event is his 70th birthday. …
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Trump, Political Categories, and Us
1 month ago

Trump, Political Categories, and Us

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All thinking bears the stamp of the unique time when and the place where it happens. Political philosophy is not an exception to this rule. Perhaps, it is still more …
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Is Coming into Existence Always a Harm?
2 months ago

Is Coming into Existence Always a Harm?

In his book Better Never to Have Been (recently translated in Italian by Carbonio Editore), David Benatar takes further the famous idea by Albert Camus that “there is but one …
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They Are Both Worse!
2 months ago

They Are Both Worse!

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Back in the late 1920s, Stalin was asked by a journalist which deviation is worse, the Rightist one (Bukharin&company) or the Leftist one (Trotsky&company), and he snapped back: “They are …
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Donald Trump, Hannah Arendt – Debating The Wall  [Fictive Questions, Real Answers]
2 months ago

Donald Trump, Hannah Arendt – Debating The Wall [Fictive Questions, Real Answers]

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What a pleasure to have both of you with us tonight, Ms. Arendt, Mr. Trump! We’re discussing your controversial wall bill tonight, Mr. President, and our audience has paired you …
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States of Emergence
2 months ago

States of Emergence

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What is a “state of emergency”? Etymologically, “state” derives from the Latin word “status”, which refers to a “matter of standing”, a condition. “Emergency”, from “emergere”, to “arise, bring to …
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