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Sex after Chernobyl
5 months ago

Sex after Chernobyl

As every disaster nerd knows well, a large part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is now an ecological reserve. While small animals like birds, voles, and insects show a general …
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On Neoliberalism
5 months ago

On Neoliberalism

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Neoliberalism is an eminently contentious term. Interestingly, most characterizations of what it happens to be have come from self-described opponents of neoliberal ideology. Many of alleged neoliberals-from F.A Hayek to …
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U.S.A.: THE REPUBLIC OF FEAR
5 months ago

U.S.A.: THE REPUBLIC OF FEAR

The country that Franklin Delano Roosevelt admonished not to succumb to fear and John F. Kennedy challenged to put humans on the moon within a decade, the most powerful country …
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Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View
5 months ago

Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View

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Already a quick glance at our imbroglio makes it clear that we are caught up in multiple social struggles: the tension between the liberal establishment and new populism, the ecological …
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Bolsonaro in Brazil: What Takes the Place of Meaning Today?
6 months ago

Bolsonaro in Brazil: What Takes the Place of Meaning Today?

Recent Brazilian elections staged anew for the world the spectacle of the deflation of meaning. Meaning deflates by means of a very quick circulation of meanings, rendered possible by social …
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Siri’s Decision
6 months ago

Siri’s Decision

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes defined the State as an “automaton.” When we organize society politically, that means putting into motion a series of processes, mechanisms and procedures that constitute the …
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Diversity and the Weaponization of Identity Politics
6 months ago

Diversity and the Weaponization of Identity Politics

Despite its success in the midterm elections, the Democratic Party continues to be divided, with one faction seeming to focus on the economic plight of working families and the other …
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Evald Ilyenkov’s Cosmology: The Point of Madness of Dialectical Materialism
6 months ago

Evald Ilyenkov’s Cosmology: The Point of Madness of Dialectical Materialism

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From today’s perspective, the most interesting European Marxists of the twentieth century were those who tried to break out of the duality of Soviet-style dialectical materialism and the Western Marxist …
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“The Children Act”:  On the Incomparable Emma Thompson
7 months ago

“The Children Act”: On the Incomparable Emma Thompson

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And the wise in the end will Often bow to the beautiful. — Hölderlin

There is no comparing Emma Thompson.

I say this with a pronounced certainty that, should one …
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Bulgaria, Post-Totalitarian Europe and Me
7 months ago

Bulgaria, Post-Totalitarian Europe and Me

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It’s been three months since the publication, via Sofia, of the Bulgarian communist secret police dossier classifying Julia Kristeva as a spy working under the name “Sabina.”  The semiologist, psychoanalyst …
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