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Katrina@10
8 years ago

Katrina@10

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In late August 2005, for several hundred thousand Americans, Hurricane Katrina presented a problem of survival. On Monday, August 29, 2005, at 6:10 a.m., Katrina made landfall at Buras, Louisiana. …
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The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
8 years ago

The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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Allegory, particularly in the form of personification, was one of the most important forms through which late Medieval society attempted to understand itself. And few literary texts display the ways …
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Being Human Matters
9 years ago

Being Human Matters

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Today the classical idea that people merit solicitude simply in virtue of being human – or, more succinctly, that bare humanity is morally important – is on the defensive. It …
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Deadly Hesitation
9 years ago

Deadly Hesitation

Imagine you are walking through the woods with a hunting rifle and come upon a clearing where two terrorists with large swords are about to cut the heads off ten …
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Veganism Without Animal Rights
9 years ago

Veganism Without Animal Rights

This article was co-authored with Anna Charlton.

We are going to defend what may appear to be a controversial position: that our moral rejection of meat, dairy, eggs, and all …
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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Zombies?
9 years ago

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Zombies?

Legions of cultural critics are focusing the beam of Marxist-inflected critical theory on the mass-cultural phenomenon of zombies. And what a phenomenon they have become. Zombies—the rambling, post-apocalyptic, multitudinous variety, …
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Feeding Cars and Junking People
9 years ago

Feeding Cars and Junking People

Today, we are experiencing a global food crisis. Close to one billion people have to cope with hunger, and many more have to deal not only with the malnutrition that …
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A Bit on Theory
9 years ago

A Bit on Theory

“Is Theory Critical?” was a question recently put to some of us publicly. I myself interpreted this question institutionally and practically: how can we ask for continued funding when the …
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Loving the Earth Enough
9 years ago

Loving the Earth Enough

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What does it mean to love the earth, this rich network of relationality that sustains earthlings, as our shared home? In Darwinian terms, love is the social instinct that drives …
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The Cultural Identity of Europe
9 years ago

The Cultural Identity of Europe

Europe draws upon three cultural origins: Cretan, Athenian, and Christian. Cretan culture derives from Minoan civilization, pre-Roman Athenian culture to Greek civilization, and Christian culture spread through Roman civilization after …
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