The following is from Bad Words. The Muslim ban is in effect. The info shock-troops are attacking journalists daily. There are open calls for violence from major national institutions like the NRA. Hate crimes are spiking. Sorry. But: the resistance is losing. And it is losing badly. Forgive me. This
*The video of Calhoun’s 2017 lecture at La Trobe University was published by Thesis Eleven. Click here to watch.
Was Marx an environmentalist? My overall position on this is skeptical ambivalence. To argue strongly that Marx himself was specifically concerned with nature in a way that is directly consonant with modern day environmental struggles and concerns is going too far. On the other hand, the assertion that Marx had
*This is reblogged from The Atlantic. It was written by MOISÉS NAÍM, originally posted 4/17/2014. How can so many demonstrations accomplish so little? Street protests are in. From Bangkok to Caracas, and Madrid to Moscow, these days not a week goes by without news that a massive crowd has amassed in
*This is reposted from Al Jazeera, originally published 11/16/2016. Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump’s electoral success has left many worried, but is there a real reason to fear him? Cultural critic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek says that while Trump is far from the ideal candidate, his victory will