Hegel’s “Concrete Universal” And The Problem Of Community – The “Citizen Subject” Under The Regime Of Neoliberalism, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first can be found here. Žižek, in conversation with Balibar, zeroes in on how the formation of ideologies,  especially fascism, depend on a systematic distortion of the linguistic and collective psychological processes whereby “community” has come to be symbolized…

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Hegel’s “Concrete Universal” And The Problem Of Community – The “Citizen Subject” Under The Regime Of Neoliberalism, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series.  The article will be part of a published volume of presentations at a conference sponsored by the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna in May 2018. As the philosopher Hegel clearly understood, the question of community is intimately bound up…

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Meditations On Aesthetics In The Wake Of The 2019 State Of The Union Address (Roger K. Green)

It is easy to debate the usefulness of commenting on the 2019 State of the Union Address.  In a media sphere mostly concerned with who said what in a fleeting instance, what is the importance of the decorum and epideictic rhetoric surrounding the occasion of the State of the Union…

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The Cultural Contradictions Of “Democratic Socialism” (Carl Raschke)

Ever since Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Presidential nomination in 2016, and more recently with the surprise primary defeat in New York’s 14th Congressional District of establishment icon and incumbent Joe Crowley by upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the electoral shibboleth of “democratic socialism” has suddenly gained serious traction among progressive voters.…

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Expanding the Rhetorical, Genealogical, and New Materialist Implications of Joshua Ramey’s The Politics of Divination (Joshua Hanan)

The following is part of a series of responses to Joshua Ramey’s book, Politics of Divination.  You can read our interview with Ramey here.  You can read Carl Raschke’s response to Ramey’s work here. Joshua Ramey’s book, The Politics of Divination, is one of the most incisive accounts of neoliberalism…

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From The Sexual Revolution To The Politics Of Recognition – The Legacy Of May 1968 (Carl Raschke)

May 1968 was known in France as l’eventement, or “the event.”  It was compared to the French uprisings of 1789, 1830, 1849, and 1871 when governments dissolved and new “republics” were proclaimed.  It was spontaneous, unscripted, and to a certain extent unorganized.   Like so many “spontaneous” insurrections and cultural singularities…

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