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About Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill is a philosopher, cultural critic and political theorist. He teaches at Villanova University and Graterford Prison, and he directs the Critical Theory Workshop at the Sorbonne. His recent books include Counter-History of the Present (2017), Interventions in Contemporary Thought (2016) and Radical History & the Politics of Art (2014). Follow on twitter: @GabrielRockhill. For more information: https://gabrielrockhill.com
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Foucault: The Faux Radical
1 month ago

Foucault: The Faux Radical

The Radical Recuperator

Ptolemy constructed an inordinately complex model of the universe in order to make all of the empirical data conform to a central, organizing false assumption, namely, that …
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The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests
2 years 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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The CIA Reads French Theory:  On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left
4 years ago

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized …
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Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?
4 years ago

Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?

Crews of chisel-bearing operatives were hired to hammer out the auspicious image of Lenin — symbolically gripping the hands of an African-American and a Russian soldier and workers — from …
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