September 19, 2021

Anti-Semitism Old And New – The Pittsburgh Massacre In Today’s “Imperial” Context (Carl Raschke)

The mass murder of 11 Orthodox Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh by a crazed gunman shouting “all Jews must die” was not only one more tragic episode in an intensifying drama of political division and violence in America, it was an agonizing reminder of how Judaism itself in these chaotic […]

Willie Jennings And Palestinian Theologies Of Liberation – Naming The Missing Piece (Katherine Rainger)

Willie James Jennings, author of the award-winning The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, argues that issues of race and the Christian faith are so entangled in American life that one cannot be understood without reference to the other: Race in America is a form of religious faith, and we will never be […]

Lacan And The Politics Of Psychoanalysis – An Interview With Thomas Svolos

The following is an interview The New Polis conducted in October 2018 with Lacanian psychoanalyst Thomas Svolos. This interview is built around a consideration of his important 2017 book Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis. In this work, Svolos looks closely at the Lacanian filed in America and draws from his rich experience as a psychoanalyst in an American context. […]

The Deep Framing By Totality (Roger Green)

A variety of competing descriptions of ‘whiteness’ making up racist retreats to Romantic imaginaries of Anglo-Saxon identity go at least as far back as Thomas Jefferson.  Jefferson had imagined himself in an anti-papal tradition of resisting “the Norman yoke,” installed in with the papal backing of the French invasion of England in 1066, and the […]

A Reply To Derrida’s Post Card (Jonathan Fardy)

This post is, in a sense, a reply to Derrida’s Post Card. I want to make an attempt at a non-philosophical reply in the sense that François Laruelle has given the term “non-philosophy.” To begin, as many people know, Derrida’s Post Card is one of his most “experimental” texts, especially the Envois section – a selection […]

Kavanaugh And The “Katechon”, Or The End Of Politics As We Know It (Carl Raschke)

Now that it is over, the vicious political battle that raged these past two weeks over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court appears less significant for its outcome than for what it revealed about what we might term the “deep culture” of America. What it revealed, in effect, is that this deep […]