July 29, 2021

The Missed Encounter Between Critical Theory And American Pragmatism (Daniel Tutt)

The German Frankfurt School theorist and philosopher Max Horkheimer’s Eclipse of Reason (1947) presents one of the most thorough and far-ranging critiques of American philosophy and of American thought ever written. But within months of the publication of this book its scathing critique would effectively terminate the spread of the Frankfurt School in American academic […]

Performative Film Practices In Tamil Politics, Part 2 (Giulia Battaglia)

The following article is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first installment appears here. Sundararaj Baskaran’s assumption that traditional popular songs and dramas did not much affect south Indian cinema until the coming of sound in 1930s is contestable. While at the beginning of the 1920s popular songs started to be reproduced, standardized, […]

On Enduring Borders And The Erasure Of Indigeneity, Part 3 (Roger Green)

The following is the third and final installment of Roger Green’s ongoing article.  The first installment can be found here. The second can be found here. I have been posting regarding the concept of Indigeneity as a necessary category, stressing the conceptual nature of the term to emphasize the ethical implications for non-Indigenous thinkers like myself as […]

On Marx, Stiegler, And The Neoliberal ‘Commodity’ – Further Conversation With Joshua Ramey (Carl Raschke)

This article is a follow-up to the interview conducted by New Polis general editor Roger Green with Joshua Ramey on neoliberalism and the “politics of divination.” Joshua Ramey’s take on neoliberalism, as laid out in The New Polis interview, as an efficient system for “dividuating” the paradigmatic rights-bearing individual of classic liberal theory has some […]

On Neoliberalism And The Politics Of Divination – An Interview With Joshua Ramey

The following is an interview The New Polis conducted in May 2018 with Joshua Ramey. It largely concerns his influential 2016 book, Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency.  The intereview was conducted by NP general editor Roger Green. TNP:  In the final chapter of Politics of Divination, you argue for “a divinatory […]

Walter Benjamin’s Notes On Various Topics, Part 1

Translated by Rachel Thomas.  Edited  by Carl Raschke. The following is the first part of a series of translated fragments (or “short prose”) from the writings of Walter Benjamin, beginning around the time of World War I.   Some of these fragments, such as the section on the famous “liar paradox” (or “Cretan paradox”) of Epimenides,  […]