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Shaming Culture as Neoliberal Governmentality
3 days ago

Shaming Culture as Neoliberal Governmentality

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The late French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926-1984) remains one of the Left’s favorite political theorists. He’s particularly celebrated for his critiques of power, whether he was talking about …
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Nietzsche’s Egypt
1 week ago

Nietzsche’s Egypt

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In one of his many criticisms of “the philosophers,” Nietzsche derides the Eleatics and the Platonists for their belief in a single One and a world of being, a “true …
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The Communist Desire
2 weeks ago

The Communist Desire

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In her stupendous Yesterday’s Tomorrow,[1] Bini Adamczak provides nothing less than the definitive account of what one cannot but call the ineradicable, absolutely authentic, Communist desire, the Idea of a …
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“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration
3 weeks ago

“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration

The Apple TV science fiction psychodrama series, Severance (2022–), tells the story of a group of people who agree to work for a large corporation, Lumen, and to undergo a …
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Deadly Drones, Killer Trollies
1 month ago

Deadly Drones, Killer Trollies

The US military’s remote warfare has recklessly killed hundreds more civilians than previously disclosed, including many children, as we’ve learned from incredible reporting by the New York Times.  What the …
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Badiou and the Erasure of Political Frontiers
1 month ago

Badiou and the Erasure of Political Frontiers

Comprising two lectures delivered in November of 2016, Alain Badiou’s short book on Trump arrived in 2019, at the outset of the last election season. It is thus tempting to …
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The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism
1 month ago

The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism

Foundations of the Global Theory Industry

Frankfurt School critical theory has been—along with French theory—one of the hottest commodities of the global theory industry. Together, they serve as the common …
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Born Female, Born Free
2 months ago

Born Female, Born Free

On the morning of May 3, 2022, every girl and woman who’s ever read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” woke up in a nightmare. As Roe v Wade is …
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Literary Horizonality
2 months ago

Literary Horizonality

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The realist phenomenological response to empiricism argues that the structure of the universe is evident in how a human consciousness naturally tends to unify in some cases and differentiate in …
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“No More Insight Than a Small Boy”: Rank on Freud
2 months ago

“No More Insight Than a Small Boy”: Rank on Freud

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“Psychoanalysis,” Otto Rank once remarked, “was born in the year 1881. Its father was the late physician, Dr. Josef Breuer, who for nearly ten years kept secret the birth of …
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