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Acheronta Movebo
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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?
3 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!
4 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
4 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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A Brief Post-Script on the Case of Avital Ronell
4 months ago

A Brief Post-Script on the Case of Avital Ronell

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Now that the (select) details of the accusation against Avital Ronell have become public, some journalists and friends (or, rather, “friends”) asked me: do you still stand by your support …
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The Holidays When You’re Feeling Mentally Unwell
4 months ago

The Holidays When You’re Feeling Mentally Unwell

For those of us who feel at the mentally fragile end of things, and are sometimes plain unwell in our minds, the prospect of the holidays poses particular challenges.

For …
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