May 16, 2022

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – Psychedelic Aesthetics And the Crises of Liberalism , An Interview With Roger Green (Critical Conversations)

The following Critical Conversation took place on February 17, 2022 with Roger Green, author of A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics: Enchanted Citizens. Carl Raschke: Welcome to critical conversations, again. Tonight, or this afternoon, or this morning, depending on what time zone you’re in, we have Roger Green presenting. Roger is an old and […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – The Power of “Political Erasure”, A Seminar With Arthur Bradley (Announcements)

Sign up for this online seminar with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley on the compelling and most timely issue of “political erasure.“ When? Thursday, March 10, 10:00-12:00 am Mountain Standard Time, 17:00 to 19:00 Greenwich Mean Time, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time Registration Link: https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeGorT4sEtIg_3MrkO0fm6E-vgjtI1Az You must register in advance for this session. Registration is […]

Critical Conversations – Psychedelic Aesthetics and the Crises of Liberalism, A Postsecular Approach (Critical Conversations)

The New Polis is resuming for 2022 its regular interviews and conversations with noted academics and thought leaders on a variety of engaging and timely topics. The following Critical Conversation will kick off an ongoing series, which will feature an online conference in early September, 2022, on the topic of “deep globalization“. When: Thursday, February […]

Critical Conversation No. 12 – Hindu Nationalism And The Growing Threat To Academic Freedom (Announcement)

When? Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, 9-11 am, Mountain Standard Time (5-7 pm, European Central Time) How: Zoom. By Advance Registration. Please register at the following link below. You must register in advance of the seminar, whereupon you will be automatically sent the actual Zoom participation link. Registration link:  https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcu6rqDIiH9R4aLXGUiw00dKj1BD0UWZw General Contact: editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com Moderator: Carl Raschke, Executive Editor, The New Polis. […]

Critical Conversations No. 11 – “Whiteshift,” Or The The Dynamics Of Race And Populism With Eric Kaufmann

The following is the video and written transcript of an online interview and Zoom seminar with Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Political Science at Birkbeck College of London. Prof. Kaufmann is an internationally distinguished demographer and researcher and a gentle critic of the excesses of Critical Race Theory. The following session took place on Sept.28, 2021 […]

Let’s Get Real About Race – Two Very Timely Upcoming Online Seminars (Announcement)

It’s time to get real when we talk these days about race and racism. Ever since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the late spring of 2020 at the hands of police and the ensuing protests, mass calls for racial justice, and outbreaks of urban mayhem, much of the dominant public discourse has […]

Critical Conversations 10 – “Tenderness”, Or Putting Neoliberalism on the Analyst’s Couch (Isabella Guanzini and Kieryn Wurts)

The following is a transcript of “Critical Conversation” no. 10, which was recorded on June 29, 2021. The discussion between Isabella Guanzini (Catholic Private University, Linz, Austria) and Kieryn Wurts (University of Bonn) concerns the former’s book Tenderness: A Philosophy of Soft Power. Further details. Carl Raschke: Welcome, I’m Carl Raschke and this is Critical […]

Critical Conversations 8 – Theory In Action – The Art Of “Doing” Theory With Jonathan Fardy

This conversation took place March 16, 2021. Full transcript is provided below. Critical Conversations 8 presents some compelling topics addressed by Jonathan Fardy in his recent text, Althusser and Art (Zer0 Books, 2020). Far from simply being a book about Louis Althusser, the book addresses questions concerning theory in general, and traditional distinctions between theory and praxis.  […]

Critical Conversations 7 (Glenn Morris, Shawnee & Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

This conversation took place February 9, 2021. Full transcript is provided below. Roger Green: Hi everybody, welcome back to The New Polis for another Critical Conversation. My name is Roger Green and I’m the general editor for The New Polis, and today we have guest speakers Tink Tinker, who’s been a critical conversationalist with us […]