July 29, 2021

Making Higher Education More Affordable Requires A Closer Examination Of Its Financing (Carl Raschke)

The scramble is now on between the proliferating number of  candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination to offer voters the most attractive plan for dealing with the student debt crisis, which threatens to sabotage the American, if not the global, economy in much the same way as the home lending bubble a decade and a […]

The Dialectic Of Enlightenment From A Postsecular Lens – Part 1 (Roger Green)

I am often perplexed, sometimes disturbed, and generally intrigued by the use of Literature in philosophical arguments.  While there is a robust tradition of Marxian-influenced material critique within Cultural Studies, the conception of “the Literary” within literary studies also went through its own kind of “secularization” during the latter half of the twentieth-century.  In the […]

Walter Benjamin’s Notes On Various Topics, Proximity And Distance, Part 4

Translated by Rachel Thomas.  Edited by Carl Raschke. The following is the fourth part of a series of translated fragments (or “short prose”) from the writings of Walter Benjamin, beginning around the time of World War I.  The first part can be found here.  The second can be found here, the third one here.  Some of these […]