October 1, 2022

Marx’s Misfired Mission, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. In The Germain Ideology of 1846 Marx and Engels for the first time clearly and decisively clarify that the “sociality” of the human being as “species-being” is grounded in the historical relations of production.  Yet, Marx and Engels observe, “production […]

Marx’s Misfired Mission, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It would be an overstatement to say that the failure of Marxism as an historical movement was evident long before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.  But it is possible to trace it to Marx’s own inability, or reluctance, to build upon his own […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 4 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a four-part series. The first can be found here, the second here, the third here. Resisting Fragmented and Hegemonic Identities through Subjective In-Betweenness and Religions Postcolonial theorists define identities to resist homogenizing and fragmenting imposed identities. I aim to show how Ethiopians could resist imported and imposed identities through subjective in-betweenness. Subjective […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 3 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a four-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Churches in Africa do not question the postcolonial and neocolonial imagination of tribes in Africa; instead, using the example of Rwanda, they “reproduce the same tribalization and racialization of the Rwandan society as the colonial and neocolonial politicians.”67 […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 2 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a four-part series. The first can be found here. In November 2020, war erupted between the Ethiopian federal government led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF (the party in the Tigray region; TPLF stands for Tigrayan People Liberation Front). The Ethiopian government accused the TPLF of attacking […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 1 (Rode Molla)

The following is the first of a four-part series. Neoliberalism as Biopolitics In this essay I claim that imposed religious and political ideologies colonize Ethiopian bodies. I will use Michael Foucault’s biopolitics and the Ethiopian political theologian Theodros Teklu’s fictive Amhara identity or homo aEthiopicus to interpret the elimination of in- between spaces in the […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – A Conversation With Arthur Bradley On Sovereignty, Part 2

The following is the second part of a transcript of one of our ongoing “Critical Conversations” with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley. The conversation took place on March 10, 2022. The first part can be found here. The discussion centers around his recent book Unbearable Life: A Genealogy of Political Erasure. Roger Green: Kieryn, […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – A Conversation With Arthur Bradley On Sovereignty, Part 1

The following is the first part of a transcript of one of our ongoing “Critical Conversations” with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley. The conversation took place on March 10, 2022. The second part can be found here. The discussion centers around his recent book Unbearable Life: A Genealogy of Political Erasure. Carl Raschke: Hello, […]

The Heretic And The Iconoclast – Sylvia Wynter’s Engagement With Derrida, Part 3 (Brendan John Brown)

The following article is the third of a three-part-series. The first installment can be found here, the second here. The full article can be found in The New Polis Journal. A New Science of the Word? Or, Grammatology, Again? Emerging out of the failure of the ceremony-finding, the necessity of a “new science of the […]

The Heretic And The Iconoclast – Sylvia Wynter’s Engagement With Derrida, Part 2 (Brendan John Brown)

The following article is the second of a three-part-series. The first installment can be found here. The full article can be found in The New Polis Journal. Wynter’s Engagement with Derrida: “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” In “The Ceremony Must Be Found”, Wynter’s use of the imperative – […]