July 29, 2021

The Value Of Nature – A Critical Account Of Anthropocentrism In Politics, Part 2 (Anne Fremaux)

The following is part two of a three-part article. Part one can be found by clicking here.    The alienation from nature and the loss of freedom This debate may sound abstract but actually is not when placed in the context of the opposition between nature and artefact. For instance, Jeremy Rifkin cites the estimation […]

The Value Of Nature – A Critical Account Of Anthropocentrism In Politics, Part 1 (Anne Fremaux)

The following is part one of a two-part article by Anne Fermaux. If we want to be at home on this earth, even at the price of being at home in this century, we must try to take part in the interminable dialogue with its essence. –Hannah Arendt, “Understanding and Politics” Asking “what is the […]

Left And Right Is Really Up And Down (Wendy Felese)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ condescending dismissal of congressional representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (during an interview with Fox News), went largely unnoticed during a week dominated by the latest rancorous national debate. It is difficult to imagine that anyone missed seeing mediated images from every imaginable angle and released over a period of several days, capturing a now […]

Meditations On Aesthetics In The Wake Of The 2019 State Of The Union Address (Roger K. Green)

It is easy to debate the usefulness of commenting on the 2019 State of the Union Address.  In a media sphere mostly concerned with who said what in a fleeting instance, what is the importance of the decorum and epideictic rhetoric surrounding the occasion of the State of the Union and its “strength”? Donald Trump […]

“Democracy Dies By Distinction” – Neoliberalism, Intersectionality, And The Failed Project That Was The Citizens Party (Carl Raschke)

There was a moment in a universe long, long ago and far, far away – specifically, in February, 1980 when I and my now deceased ex-wife attended a “precinct” meeting in Denver of the newly founded Citizens Party – that instilled in me the inescapable realization how democracy invariably dies by distinction. Presumably, there are […]