October 20, 2021

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 […]

The State of Exception As Apocalyptic Desire – Overcoming A Persecuting Society, Part 4 (Roger Green)

The following is the fourth of a multi-part series. The first can be found here, the second here, the third here. I have been arguing in previous posts, following William Cavanaugh and many other recent scholars of religion, the claim that ‘religion’ as a concept ought not be regarded as static or transcendent entity.   I […]

THE STATE OF EXCEPTION AS APOCALYPTIC DESIRE – OVERCOMING A PERSECUTING SOCIETY, PART 3 (ROGER GREEN)

The following is the third in a multipart series. The first can be found here, the second can be found here. In Part 2 of this series of posts, I was arguing by way of Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise that as a proto-liberal, Spinoza’s conception of the “state of nature” has a different inflection than the […]

THE STATE OF EXCEPTION AS APOCALYPTIC DESIRE – OVERCOMING A PERSECUTING SOCIETY, PART 2 (ROGER GREEN)

The following is the second in a multipart series. The first can be found here. In Part two of these posts, I will build on the argument with which I have opened in Part 1 of this series – that the state of exception, while seen commonly as a purely legal decision, is conceptually tinged […]

The State of Exception As Apocalyptic Desire – Overcoming A Persecuting Society, Part 1 (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a multipart series. “People want to lead peaceful lives. The terrorists are shortsighted, and this is one of the causes of rampant suicide bombings,” the Dalai Lama said. “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created […]

The New Polis Journal (Announcement)

The New Polis, which launched operations in February 2018 as an academic blog or e-journal, will now as of January 2022 become a full-fledged, peer-reviewed academic journal . It will initially be published twice a year with a third annual edition added as the pace of submissions increases. The inaugural issue will include papers and presentations from […]

Let’s Get Real About Race – Two Very Timely Upcoming Online Seminars (Announcement)

It’s time to get real when we talk these days about race and racism. Ever since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the late spring of 2020 at the hands of police and the ensuing protests, mass calls for racial justice, and outbreaks of urban mayhem, much of the dominant public discourse has […]

The Latino Case For Race And Class Fusion – A Conversation With Ian Haney Lopez, Part 2 (Interview)

Ian F. Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of influential books in critical race theory including White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race (New York University Press, 1997) and Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Wrecked the […]

The Latino Case For Race And Class Fusion – A Conversation With Ian Haney Lopez, Part 1 (Interview)

Ian F. Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of influential books in critical race theory including White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race (New York University Press, 1997) and Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals […]

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 3 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Populism, therefore, for all its failings aims to reconceive as well as reconstitute peoplehood as a genuine Hegelian “concrete universal”, even in the way that Marx himself intended.  It does so by challenging those who claim to […]