Re-enchanted Empire — The Figure Of Pan In Edwardian Fiction, Part 2 (Roger Green)

In my previous post, I argued that as a pagan figure, Pan manifests an Edwardian desire to re-enchant England as a critique of the British Empire while also remaining intellectually and culturally elitist. Here I continue to analyze the figure across various texts. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan famously comments on the growing…

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Racism, Anti-Racism, And Marxism – How Poststructuralism Morphed The Emancipatory Project Into “Progressive Neoliberalism”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a four-part series. Since the killing of George Floyd untold white people supposedly have all of a sudden discovered something known as “racism.”    Furthermore, this discovery has gone hand in glove with a presumed mass moral awakening to the realization that the word…

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Literary Conversations 1 – Steven Dunn and Selah Saterstrom on the Novel, Tragedy And Sacrifice (Roger Green)

In this new series of Literary Conversations, New Polis general editor Roger Green engages with contemporary writers on aesthetic and thematic trends in their work. The initial conversation is posted above, followed by Roger’s reflections on the conversation below. Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat (Tarpaulin…

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“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 2 (James E. Willis, III)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is republished from Religious Theory on May 9, 2020. A philosophy of finite human time is one way to read Martin Hägglund’s recent This Life because time is of critical importance in his corpus to date. His interpretation…

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“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 1 (James E. Willis, III)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It is republished from Religious Theory on May 1, 2020. The Death of God theological movement of the mid-twentieth century serves as a productive starting place to consider spiritual violence in our time, or the forceful displacement of human relations in…

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Race And The Self-Defeating Character of Kant’s Argument In “Anthropology From A Pragmatic Point Of View” (Eunah Lee)

The full PDF version with extensive footnote documentation of Kant’s arguments can be found here. Introduction Kant’s racism has received much attention in recent years. In opposition to the traditional response, which regards his racism as philosophically insignificant, some scholars argue it poses serious philosophical problems. Yet still others acknowledge…

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Political Filters And The Challenge Of Multivariate Political Analysis (Jonathan Cole)

Political reality is multivariate, although you would never know it based on news reporting, political commentary and the rhetoric of politicians and activists alike. This is because we all, consciously or unconsciously, refract the multivariate political reality we live, or more often observe, through political filters. These filters perform the…

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