Nietzsche – “On Truth and Lie in a Nonmoral Sense”

This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. Nietzsche begins the essay on a misanthropic note. He rails against the arrogance of humanity in thinking so highly of our own intelligence … Read more

C.L.R. James’s “Critical Support” of Fidel Castro’s Cuba

*This article is reblogged from Insurgent Notes. It is written by Matthew Quest, originally posted on 4/17/2016. Introduction Many are the imperial crimes that can be detailed against oppressed nations’ sovereignty, and Cuba specifically. Given the recent visit of President Obama to Cuba, and the expression of his desire to end the United States embargo, … Read more

Marcuse – “Philosophy and Critical Theory”

This is the first installment of what I intend to be an ongoing personal blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I will provide summaries and brief reflections of writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. Because I am personally drawn toward epistemology, first generation Frankfurt School, Foucault and Deleuze, these … Read more

Amid hypocrisy and misogyny, Indian Muslim Women as a ‘double minority’

Routes By Sanober Umar, originally posted 11/11/2016. The ugly patriarchal politics of ‘Triple Talaq’ or unilateral ‘instant divorce’ through which Indian Muslim men (specifically Sunnis who follow the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence), can divorce their wives by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice in a single sentence, has appeared once again in mainstream politics. In … Read more

Democratic Modernity vs Capitalist Modernity: Rojava’s Alternative Model

*Reblogged from Kurdish Solidarity Network, 11/10/2016. Today, in the 21st century, we live in a world where exploitation, oppression and basic human rights violations are at an increase and are being legitimized. As a result of capitalism, within political, economic and social life all kinds of inequality and injustices are never ending. One can argue … Read more

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