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Air National Guard 1st Lt. Benjamin Garland, Denver Broncos Offensive Guard and 140th Wing Public Affairs Officer, stand with Ronnie Hillman (21) and Montee Ball (38) as he listens to the National Anthem at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. Aug 24, 2013. Garland, who originally entered the National Football League in 2010 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, was on the Bronco’s reserve/military list while fulfilling his active duty obligations in the Air Force. In 2012 Garland joined the Colorado Air National Guard and made the Broncos practice squad as a defensive lineman and is competing this season to make the 53 man final roster. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf/RELEASED)

On Reading Balibar In Light Of The National Anthem Protests (Carl Raschke)

It is not often that the lobbing of one of Donald Trump’s weekly twitter grenades offers an occasion to ponder the deeper dimensions of modern political thinking. But the latest political demolition derby kicked off by a public presidential putdown of the National Football League for allowing players to kneel during the National Anthem has thrown into […]

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Why Christians Should Reject The Nashville Statement On Sexuality (Daniel Morris)

In a perfect world, thoughtful Christians would be able to ignore the recently published Nashville Statement. Produced under the auspices of the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the document was endorsed by over 150 “Initial Signers” from conservative seminaries, divinity schools, churches, and lobbying organizations. The document upholds strictly […]

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What Does Mark Lilla Want? American Liberalism And The Legacy Of White Supremacy (Roger Green)

Directly following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, HarperCollins released a hastily written book by the Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla. Before commenting on the new book, I want to recall something Lilla wrote at the end of his much more thoughtful book, The Stillborn God (2007): Those of us […]

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“Race To The Abyss” – The Politics Of “Progressive” Neoliberal Rationality (Carl Raschke)

The following is the last installment of a four-part series on “progressive neoliberalism”. The first installment can be found here, the second one here, and the third one here. In a prescient and prophetic essay in the newspaper Le Monde during the last month of 1998, the famed French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu […]

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Spirits Of Blood And Breath – Contrasting Religious Perspectivism With Actual People’s Perspectives (Roger Green)

Barbara Alice Man opens her recent book, Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath, noting the ongoing difficulties indigenous people face among white scholars. Indigenous scholars often face the charges of “essentialism” or “bias” when attempting to present their own intellectual and historical accounts.  Such charges are as limiting as the […]

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Hamburg Burning – On Anarchism And The Self-Immolation Of Neoliberalism (Carl Raschke)

On the train to the airport last week in Düsseldorf at the very end of an exhausting, tightly scheduled, and eventful Central European trip, I overheard two young Germans, a man and a woman, talking about the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, which several nights later morphed into a global spectacle of rioting, […]

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Beyond The Secular And Enchanted Binary -The “Deep Stories” Informing Contemporary Conservatism (Roger Green)

The rise of rightwing populism has prompted many academics to examine its causes and motivations.  Among these examinations has been an increase in attention to political conservatism and the Christian Right in the U.S. As an American heading off to Melk Monasery in Austria for a conference pithily titled, “The Crisis […]

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