November 29, 2021

A Call For Reflection On May 1968 – Fifty Years Later (The Editors)

As many people watch the unfolding of events concerning historic meetings between leaders from North Korea, South Korea, and the United States unprecedented numbers of Venezuelans are flooding into Brazil, echoing migratory reactions to devasted economies worldwide. These are some of the major news items as we head into the 50thanniversary of May 1968. While certainly […]

On Enduring Borders And The Erasure Of Indigeneity, Part 2 (Roger Green)

The following is the second installment of Roger Green’s article.  The first installment can be found here. In my previous post, I argued the necessity of a rigorous notion of Indigeneity if one is going to rethink the polis.  I made this claim in light of Thomas Nail’s impressive Theory of the Border, and I reassert that […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem Of Community, Part 2 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the second installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The first installment can be found here. Identity and Power Now that we have some conceptual resources to better understand the dialectic of Immunitas and communitas, I want to make some reflections on community in […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem of Community, Part 1 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the first installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The second installment will follow upon this one. Part I Posing the Problem: The Dialectic of Communitas and Immunitas I want to talk tonight about the philosophy of community. We have to first […]

How “Democratic” Is – And Has Been – The Muslim Brotherhood? – Part 2 (Kara Roberts)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first installment can be found here. The increasing civil unrest in Egypt in 2011, instigated by police brutality, unemployment, low minimum wage, lack of housing, food inflation, corruption, and lack of freedom of speech, contributed to an uprising whereby the social activists of the […]

In Defense Of Politics (Jonathan Cole)

In an age in which the degeneration of politicians, political institutions, and political culture—let’s call it “politics”—is fast becoming something of an unquestioned article of faith, a defense of such politics sounds decidedly unfashionable at best, and insolent at worst. I maintain that too much of the widespread negative evaluation of Western politics lacks an […]