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All the World’s a Dump
1 week ago

All the World’s a Dump

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Every day, scientific studies, media reports, and visceral experiences of the rapidly deteriorating state of the environment hit us with a growing and disconcerting force. In drinking water, microplastics abound, …
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The Oldest Testament
2 weeks ago

The Oldest Testament

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A rabbi, a priest, and an imam walk into a bar. Separately, each orders a Shirley Temple. Then the three proceed to argue which beverage tastes the best, and why …
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When the Police Get into Doxxing
3 weeks ago

When the Police Get into Doxxing

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The Guardian recently reported that the Berkeley, CA police posted the names and photos of anti-fascist activists on Twitter. These outed California anti-fascist protesters were arrested for minor offenses while …
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Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism Really Be a “Me Too”? Part II
4 weeks ago

Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism Really Be a “Me Too”? Part II

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Let’s take an (artificially) clear-cut case. Imagine a democracy, in which a large majority of voters succumb to the anti-immigrant populist propaganda and decide in a referendum to close borders …
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Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I
1 month ago

Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I

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The latest trend in the vagaries of Leftist politics is the weird movement of MeToo. The Left, however, should learn from the rise of Rightist populism, because WeToo can play …
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Pure Jet Lag: Thinking with Paul Virilio (1932-2018)
1 month ago

Pure Jet Lag: Thinking with Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

Like a number of French thinkers during the twentieth century, Paul Virilio had a penchant for the concise summary, a talent for aphorisms adaptable to a variety of settings. “When …
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Acheronta Movebo
2 months ago

Acheronta Movebo

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The motto of every authentic radical change is the same as the quote from Virgil that Freud chose as the epigraph for his Interpretation of Dreams. It is Acheronta movebo
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Reflections on the Kristeva Affair
2 months ago

Reflections on the Kristeva Affair

There is a growing tendency in our times to author or publish analyses of events that swim in scandal, even to convict someone on an issue where ambiguity abounds and, …
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Why Politicians are Allowed to Lie
2 months ago

Why Politicians are Allowed to Lie

Can we translate a theoretical vision into a political structure?

The toxic state of politics is hard to navigate. Globalization, immigration and economic crisis all play their part in the …
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Dealing Smartly with Accidents
2 months ago

Dealing Smartly with Accidents

One example of our collective intelligence can be observed in our way of designing our technological artifacts.  Instead of referring to their sophistication, I am referring to how we identify …
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