November 29, 2021

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 […]

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 […]