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The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests

The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests
5 months ago

The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests

One of the largest grassroots social movements in recent history has overtaken France and extended beyond its borders. Like all mass movements, it is multiform and dynamic. Although there are …
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Žižek’s ‘I Prefer Not To’ (Respond to Peterson)
5 months ago

Žižek’s ‘I Prefer Not To’ (Respond to Peterson)

Following the intellectual ‘debate of the century’, many have criticized Žižek for his very participation, and also for not being critical enough or not refuting Peterson’s points one-by-one. We argue …
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The Scandal of Democracy
5 months ago

The Scandal of Democracy

The French philosopher Jacques Rancière says there is a scandal at the heart of democracy. ‘Scandal’ certainly comes to mind when I consider the many abuses President Trump heaps on …
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Us, “Rejects”
5 months ago

Us, “Rejects”

By  •  Debates

In a December 11, 2018 op-ed piece in the New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote about Trump as “the most powerful reject in the world.” As the author of The …
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AOC’s Lipstick
6 months ago

AOC’s Lipstick

By  •  Debates

From the moment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC for short) confirmation to the US Congress as Democratic representative from New York, her red lipstick has been the object of intense attention …
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