June 4, 2023

On Enduring Borders And The Erasure Of Indigeneity, Part 1 (Roger Green)

In this, my first article written specifically for The New Polis, I want to focus on the theme of endurance, particularly as it relates to notions of Indigeneity that I will argue are necessary to the theoretical space of this journal and online platform.  This will be the first of several posts regarding the subject. […]

Beyond Religious Ideas – The Legacy Of Max Weber In Critical Theory And Critical Religion (Joel Harrison)

The following is the first of a two-part series. In his essay “The Failure of Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion,” (141-62) Donald Wiebe heralds a courageous return to the Enlightenment principles which once characterized the “science of religion,” particularly in the nineteenth century. Just a year after he first published the essay (1984), […]

Becoming Agamben – An Interview Concerning His Ideas And Influences (Antonio Gnolio/Ido Govrin)

The following is an interview with Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben conducted by journalist Antonio Gnolio. Originally published in La Repubblica on May 15, 2016.  The interview is translated from the Italian by Ido Govrin.  It is translated with permission of La Repubblica. “I believe in the link between philosophy and poetry. I have always loved the truth and the […]

How “Democratic” Is – And Has Been – The Muslim Brotherhood? – Part 1 (Kara Roberts)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Within the past century, Egypt has experienced extreme fluctuations within its society and has been characterized by outside domination, conflicting demands for the identity of itself as a nation-state, and economic dependency on external superpowers. Due to the tumultuousness of Egypt’s framework, various religious movements […]

On The Cultural Power Of Neoliberalism – Unlocking The Secret Of Identity Politics (Carl Raschke)

The following is a sequel to an earlier article published in the former Political Theology Today entitled “Kant, Hayek, and the Truth of the Market.” Whereas theories of classical liberalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were consistently intertwined with emergent convictions concerning the superiority of democratic government, even if the historical reality was altogether different, […]

Like Ghosts From An Enchanter Fleeing – Denver’s Divinatory Poetics (Roger Green)

The following essay in several parts is written as an apparatus for a public talk sponsored by the Denver-based group, Cri. In presenting it, my intention is both to show theoretical work in action and to defend it as a method, so it begins with an account of some major shifts in literary theory. Later, […]