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