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“Resurrection Day”, Or Turning The World Upside Down (Carl Raschke)

The day the Christian world calls Easter Sunday is just about over.  But if we seek to the larger and still undeciphered significance of why we celebrate Easter, we have to set aside in our minds many of the most familiar as well as popular traditions, iconographies, and spiritual practices which […]

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Nietzsche And The Roots Of “Progressive Neoliberalism” (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second installment of a four-part series on “progressive neoliberalism”. The first installment can be found here. Friedrich Nietzsche, whose iconic saying “God is dead” (in German, Gott ist tot, a deliberate play on words) has been grossly misunderstood by even those most fashionable theological types who flaunt […]

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What’s The Matter With California? The Left’s Capitulation To Neoliberalism (Roger Green)

Just after the 2017 U.S. presidential election philosopher Alain Badiou gave a talk at UCLA entitled “Reflections on the Recent Election.”  Badiou opened with a reference to poetry, noting the philosophical necessity to avoid the affective displays of anger, horror, outrage, fear, etc. in the face of the enemy: And we […]

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Something’s Happening Here…And Fifty Years Later Perhaps We Ought To Beware (Carl Raschke)

As I watched Berkeley burn on February 1 in protest against the speaking engagement of right-wing political provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the feeling of deja vous suddenly turned vivid and overwhelming. I was transported in my imagination back to the same place where I had attended graduate school in the late 1960s amid all […]

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On the Insurrectionary Turn In Political Theology (Roger Green)

The “alethurgy” (as Foucault called it, i.e., the set of procedures for declaring something “true”) that is the manifestation of Trump and the rising of the far right into high profile media discourse has produced re-constellations, re-evaluations and subjectivations. The 2016 U.S. election was revelatory in the sense that the […]

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Beyond Globalism And Ethno-Nationalism – Glimpsing A Radical New Kind Of “Universalism” (Carl Raschke)

It has now been slightly more than two weeks since the recent, paradigm-shattering Presidential election in the United States, and everyone in America by now, it seems, has had their chance to express themselves by a variety of means approximating rival gang members thrown together into the mosh pit of a death metal […]

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Levinasian Responsibility To The Other Should “Trump” All Identity Politics (Joshua Lawrence)

Donald Trump’s recent appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist and senior counsel to the POTUS has furthered criticism of his election and brought additional attention to the “alt-right,” a rather nebulous term intended to reference a motley crew of predominantly white discontents. The New York Times has […]

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