Image

Debates

Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump
5 months ago

Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump

By  •  Debates

We live in a postapocalyptic world.

Mind you, this is not a grim statement about the total devastation of our planet. I am not referring to the global environmental calamity …
Read More

Sex, Contracts, and Manners
5 months ago

Sex, Contracts, and Manners

By  •  Debates

In the West, at least, we are becoming massively aware of the extent of coercion and exploitation in sexual relations. However, we should also bear in mind the (no less …
Read More

Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”
5 months ago

Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”

By  •  Debates

What can we learn from Hegel on Donald Trump and his liberal critics? Quite a lot, surprisingly. In his critical account of Romantic irony, Hegel scathingly dismisses it as an …
Read More

How Not to Be Replaced
6 months ago

How Not to Be Replaced

Political currents around the world have witnessed the rise of white nationalists who fear they are being replaced and express a desire to leave a world in which their children …
Read More

Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic
6 months ago

Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic

By  •  Debates

Aesthetics is an expansive and foundational category of modern life, organizing our thoughts, institutions, and practices. As a professor of film and media studies, I typically engage aesthetics through the …
Read More

Political Correctness Goes to the Vatican
6 months ago

Political Correctness Goes to the Vatican

By  •  Debates

Pope Francis usually displays the right intuitions in matters theological and political. Recently, however, he committed a serious blunder in endorsing the idea, propagated by some Catholics, of changing a …
Read More

Post-Modern Conservatism
6 months ago

Post-Modern Conservatism

By  •  Debates

Irrationalism, The Political Right and Collective Identities

Many on the Left maintain that, in contrast to conservatives, we must have greater respect for difference. Conservatives are seen as supporting a …
Read More

The Love of Wisdom
6 months ago

The Love of Wisdom

By  •  Debates

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 …
Read More

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

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

By  •  Debates

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 …
Read More

Everything Is Your Fault
7 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 …
Read More