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If you are both an avid reader of Frankfurt School critical theory and an omnivorous consumer of Internet chatter then it is more than likely you have encountered the conspiracy circulating about how the Institut für Sozialforschung has been preying on young hearts and minds. Critical theory, it is claimed,
Colorized print of the Flammarion engraving (artist unknown.) The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.1 – Antonio Gramsci For myth changes while custom remains constant; men continue to do what their
The return of fascism, from the alt-Right, to the expansion of white supremacist hate groups, to the upsurge in the KKK, to the rise of the more moderate, “alt-Lite” groups such as the Proud Boys is not a dress rehearsal. Nor are these groups purely an online, meme-driven phenomenon. These
«Ο Βασιλιάς είναι γυμνός!»: λόγος και λογοκρισία σήμερα   γράφει η Δρ Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου Εθνολόγος- Κοιν. Ανθρωπολόγος πηγή εικόνας: https://gr.pinterest.com/pin/535154368193325024/?lp=true   Περιστατικά λογοκρισίας εκφράζουν αμφισβητούμενες όψεις του κοινωνικού μας κόσμου, και –κάτι που δεν είναι εμφανώς αναγνωρισμένο – τον αγώνα γύρω από το δικαίωμα στο λόγο, στην εγκυρότητα του περιεχομένου
Slavoj Žižek has finally revealed his cards. Up to this point Žižek has given out various hints in talks and essays—which float in the digital ether like mushroom spore—that what must be theorized is not the exalted moment of revolt but what is to happen the day after. He has
This article by Marcel Stoetzler* was originally published on openDemocracy. Seventy years ago, Querido Verlag published a densely written book that has become a key title of modern social philosophy. Underneath its pessimistic granite surface a strangely sanguine message awaits us. Horkheimer left, Adorno right, Habermas background right, running hand through
In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.1 — Guy Debord The questions that I am asked more than any others are, “What can we do? What can I do?” In the face of impending doom — which more and more
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