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The Love of Wisdom
2 months ago

The Love of Wisdom

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Flowers exist. Flowers are symptoms of sexual selection. Sexual selection is incredibly expensive from the genome’s point of view. So if genes are “selfish” in some sense, sexual selection is …
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Liberal Politics and the Challenge of White Supremacy: Anti-anti-Eurocentrism and the Question of Identity Politics
3 months ago

Liberal Politics and the Challenge of White Supremacy: Anti-anti-Eurocentrism and the Question of Identity Politics

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An important moment in the highly emotional debate over President Trump’s controversial comments about white supremacist terrorism went unnoticed in the mainstream media: On CNN’s Don Lemon’s show, African-American Professor …
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Everything Is Your Fault
3 months ago

Everything Is Your Fault

. . . her imperfection, which seemed to her to be the cause of all the evils in the world.

– Catherine of Siena

 

This is the sign of …
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A Great Awakening and its Dangers
3 months ago

A Great Awakening and its Dangers

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On November 7 2017, Judith Butler helped organize a conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Although the title of the conference was “The Ends of Democracy,” and thus had nothing to …
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Trump,  Freud, and the Puzzle of Femininity
3 months ago

Trump, Freud, and the Puzzle of Femininity

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Of late we’ve been hearing the word “repudiate” a lot. It’s ever on the lips of those who deplore President Trump’s tactics, rhetoric, fiats, tweets, and lies. After Charlottesville, heard …
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We, the Orphans of October
4 months ago

We, the Orphans of October

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It’s November 7, 1987. Along with hundreds, if not thousands, of other children I am in the main hall of Moscow’s Revolution Museum, since renamed State Central Museum of the …
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Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism
4 months ago

Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism

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How are capitalism and the prospect of post-humanity related? Usually it is posited that capitalism is (more) historical, and our humanity, inclusive of sexual difference, more basic, even ahistorical. However, …
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Identity Politics and Democratic Totalitarianism
4 months ago

Identity Politics and Democratic Totalitarianism

If the totalitarian project is, in nuce, the absolute control and conformation of all in the name and on behalf of the State, as proclaimed by Mussolini and Gentile in …
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On White Privilege, Again
4 months ago

On White Privilege, Again

Let us go back to 2008.  We have just elected a new president.  He is male, of course.  He is undeniably inarticulate.  He can barely put a sentence together.  It …
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Lone Wolf Theory
4 months ago

Lone Wolf Theory

What is a lone wolf?

We have heard this phrase a lot over the past week. It is used to signify that someone has operated without clear political or ideological …
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