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As one of the most controversial minorities in the United States of America, Arab Americans trace their ancestral roots to several Arab Middle Eastern countries. However, Lebanon remains the homeland of a majority of Arab Americans, followed by Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. In fact, a myriad of
Authoritarian populism is everywhere. Even in a beach read co-authored by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Don’t take the book too seriously, it’s just a popular political thriller that you bought at a supermarket? Just enjoy it for what it is and have fun with it? I will admit I
This article by Samir Gandesha is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. It is a much shorter version of a chapter in a forthcoming volume edited by Jeremiah Morelock entitled Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (University of Westminster Press). The version represented here first appeared at openDemocracy on May
#TheoryRevolt Theses on Theory and History by Wild On Collective (Ethan Kleinberg, Joan Wallach Scott, and Gary Wilder) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The original posting from May 2018 is at theoryrevolt.com. You can down load a pamphlet-ready pdf copy here.   PROLOGUE: DEDICATED TO CLIO, MUSE
Two questions are posed to the writer, and by writer I mean the generalist, the critic, the essayist. First: What task have you set yourself to complete? Second, and following on its heels: What is required of you? The first is posed by writers to themselves. The second is presented
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1  The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
Humanism apparently died somewhere round the mid-nineteen sixties. Now the human is to be resurrected by technocrats and technologists—so-called “transhumanists.” This time not as flesh, as the Christian resurrected body, but through a machine that brooks no mortal coil. This machine will be the flesh of the digital believer. Through
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