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Exasperated Societies
5 months ago

Exasperated Societies

I do not believe that I am exaggerating if I say that we are living in exasperated societies. For reasons that are clear in some instances and less reasonable in …
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Transparent Democracy in the Wacky Wiki(leaking) World
5 months ago

Transparent Democracy in the Wacky Wiki(leaking) World

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It’s now a fairly well-trodden argument that democracy is dead – or at least that it ought to be. So many atrocities have been committed in the name of democracy …
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Asceticism Reimagined
5 months ago

Asceticism Reimagined

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I don’t need to tell anyone reading this how technology, ease of movement, and relative wealth have opened up myriad ways for us to spend or waste our time; or …
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Corporate Individual Rights: CITIZENS UNITED Reconsidered
5 months ago

Corporate Individual Rights: CITIZENS UNITED Reconsidered

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The controversial Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has inspired debate ever since it was handed down.  The court held that corporations have the same political …
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Uncouth Democracy
6 months ago

Uncouth Democracy

The United States has gone mad—a land of extravagant wealth, and now a land of extravagant vulgarity. Trump is the end of democracy, the final sign of a declining superpower …
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The Breakdown of Rational Argumentation
6 months ago

The Breakdown of Rational Argumentation

Since Hamid Dabashi is pursuing his slanderous campaign against Slavoj Žižek and his colleagues, from Michael Marder to Santiago Zabala, repeatedly spreading claims which were demonstrated to be clear lies, …
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Feminine Monstrosity in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
6 months ago

Feminine Monstrosity in the 2016 Presidential Campaign

In 1897, the popular humor magazine Life featured the William Walker cartoon “The Inauguration of the Future,” in which a portly, spectacled, middle-aged mannish woman delivers her presidential acceptance speech.  On the …
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The Purge and the Failure of Leftist Politics
6 months ago

The Purge and the Failure of Leftist Politics

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Although Director James Demonaco’s movie franchise, The Purge, has been labeled a leftist screed, the most recent installment in this series, The Purge: Election Year (2016), exemplifies the deep crisis …
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The University and Us:  A Question of Who We Are
7 months ago

The University and Us:  A Question of Who We Are

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It will not be news to anyone who reads this column that the university is in crisis, which is felt particularly in the humanities, where the closing of departments and …
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Dead Girls: Femicide in Argentina
7 months ago

Dead Girls: Femicide in Argentina

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In June 2015, thousands of Argentines took to the streets of Buenos Aires to protest against gender violence. The demonstrations had been called by reporters and activists, rallying around the …
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