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Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination
5 days ago

Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination

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Although Marx provided an unsurpassable analysis of capitalist reproduction, his mistake was that he counted on the prospect of capitalism’s final breakdown, and therefore couldn’t grasp how capitalism came out …
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Can Democracy Save the Planet?
2 weeks 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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The Perfect Beauty of Black Death
3 weeks ago

The Perfect Beauty of Black Death

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Now this will be a beautiful death

-Kanye West, ‘Power’

In Remainder (2005) by Tom McCarthy and “The Body of Michael Brown” (2015) by Kenneth Goldsmith, two works that play …
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Escape from Horror
4 weeks ago

Escape from Horror

“The horror! The horror!” Kurtz dies, uttering his last words in the presence of Marlow, the main character of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. Why does Kurtz feel compelled …
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Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray
1 month ago

Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray

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The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri

The PC pundits of academia’s sacred neutrality have got it wrong …
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Dare to Doubt
1 month ago

Dare to Doubt

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In view of the current madness of the world, I have been pondering what has happened to thinking, which seems replaced by screaming, or worse. Affirmations we must endorse are …
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If this is feminism…
2 months ago

If this is feminism…

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The dust-up on social media over Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism” published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has given a new meaning to the public/private split …
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Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories
2 months ago

Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories

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Those who follow obscure spiritual-cosmological speculations have for sure heard of one of the most popular topics in this domain: when three planets (usually the Earth, its moon and the …
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Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times
2 months ago

Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

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The conditions that produce the terrifying curse of totalitarianism seem to be upon us and are increasingly visible in President Trump’s denial of civil liberties, the stoking of fear in …
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Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial
2 months ago

Who Can Represent Black Pain? Hannah Black’s Letter to the Whitney Biennial

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Three weeks ago, the British artist and writer Hannah Black published an open letter to the curators and staff of the Whitney Biennial demanding that Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket
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