In Defense Of Politics (Jonathan Cole)

In an age in which the degeneration of politicians, political institutions, and political culture—let’s call it “politics”—is fast becoming something of an unquestioned article of faith, a defense of such politics sounds decidedly unfashionable at best, and insolent at worst. I maintain that too much of the widespread negative evaluation…

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Becoming Agamben – An Interview Concerning His Ideas And Influences (Antonio Gnolio/Ido Govrin)

The following is an interview with Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben conducted by journalist Antonio Gnolio. Originally published in La Repubblica on May 15, 2016.  The interview is translated from the Italian by Ido Govrin.  It is translated with permission of La Repubblica. “I believe in the link between philosophy and poetry. I have always…

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How “Democratic” Is – And Has Been – The Muslim Brotherhood? – Part 1 (Kara Roberts)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Within the past century, Egypt has experienced extreme fluctuations within its society and has been characterized by outside domination, conflicting demands for the identity of itself as a nation-state, and economic dependency on external superpowers. Due to the tumultuousness of…

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