January 27, 2022

Is Scotland A Colony? (Richard Saville-Smith)

The following was given as a presentation at the international conference “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century” in April 2021. In 2019 The Right Honourable Boris Johnson had Her Majesty the Queen appoint him as the first ‘The Minister for the Union’, as the first […]

The Myth Of “One World” – Deep Globalization, Or Why Everything Is Simultaneously Coming Together And Coming Apart? (Announcement)

How do we make sense of the present world, which seems to be simultaneously coming together and coming apart at the seams? From a seemingly interminable Covid pandemic to the accelerating threat of natural disasters and social dislocations brought about by climate change, the now familiar term “globalization” has now become fraught with contradictory connotations. […]

Cosmpolitan Ethics In Glasgow – Reframing Climate Change From A Kantian Perspective, Part 2 (Dianna Able)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Nevertheless, until parties acknowledge the magnitude their contributions should reach, the world will continue to watch in angst as politicians and leaders debate. The tumultuous proceedings outline the hesitation of parties who, while acknowledging the global society, still maintain individuality. […]

Cosmopolitan Ethics In Glasgow – Reframing Climate Change From A Kantian Perspective, Part 1 (Dianna Able)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The earth has reached a critical point in history. Since the Industrial Revolution, human activity and progress have created so much stress on natural environmental processes that the damage is soon to be irreversible. The ever-rising production of greenhouse gases and over-harvesting of resources threatens our […]

Christian Evangelicalism And Critical Race Theory (Difficult Discussions)

The following “Difficult Discussion” took place on September 23, 2021. Participants include distinguished invited guests and the editorial staff of Whitestone Publications. Carl Raschke: Well, welcome to the first session of Difficult Discussions. Difficult Discussion, starting this year, is paired on a monthly basis with Critical Conversations on the same topic. The next Critical Conversation, which […]

The Great Resignation, The Great Refusal, Or The General Strike That Is And Isn’t (Carl Raschke)

The crisis of the global, neoliberal order has now entered an acute phase, distinguished by what has become de facto what radical agitators and insurrectionists have dreamed about since the high water mark of the industrial era – a general strike.  The “strike” has neither been fomented from the grass roots nor implemented with any […]

Colonialism, Nationalism, and the COVID-19 Crisis in India (Alyssa Putzer)

Colonization and the effects of colonization continue today. And whether colonizing countries are physically still occupying their colony or emancipation/independence has occurred, the consequences of colonization remain littered about the colonized country like plastic cups after a college fraternity party. One place where we can see the effects of colonization continuing to wreak havoc, despite […]

The Ontological Violence of Engaged Pluralism (Luke Barnesmoore)

In many cases, by documenting the way settler colonial power ascends to unquestioned normalcy and recirculates as natural and given, the decolonizing project becomes one of suggesting counter realities or alternative ways of knowing and being. – Sarah de Leeuw and Sarah Hunt, “Unsettling Decolonizing Geographies” Introduction It is important to begin this discussion by […]

Critical Conversation No. 12 – Hindu Nationalism And The Growing Threat To Academic Freedom (Announcement)

When? Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, 9-11 am, Mountain Standard Time (5-7 pm, European Central Time) How: Zoom. By Advance Registration. Please register at the following link below. You must register in advance of the seminar, whereupon you will be automatically sent the actual Zoom participation link. Registration link:  https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcu6rqDIiH9R4aLXGUiw00dKj1BD0UWZw General Contact: editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com Moderator: Carl Raschke, Executive Editor, The New Polis. […]

Critical Conversations No. 11 – “Whiteshift,” Or The The Dynamics Of Race And Populism With Eric Kaufmann

The following is the video and written transcript of an online interview and Zoom seminar with Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Political Science at Birkbeck College of London. Prof. Kaufmann is an internationally distinguished demographer and researcher and a gentle critic of the excesses of Critical Race Theory. The following session took place on Sept.28, 2021 […]