Social Change

*This is reblogged from The Utopian, originally posted on 6/27/2012. By Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. “We cannot call for the defence of the Western world.” In 1956, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer sat down to write an updated version of the Communist Manifesto. These are previously unpublished notes from
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
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
*The video of Calhoun’s 2017 lecture at La Trobe University was published by Thesis Eleven. Click here to watch.  
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
*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
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