September 19, 2021

The State of Exception As Apocalyptic Desire – Overcoming A Persecuting Society, Part 1 (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a multipart series. “People want to lead peaceful lives. The terrorists are shortsighted, and this is one of the causes of rampant suicide bombings,” the Dalai Lama said. “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created […]

Economic Theology And The Indebtedness Of Everyday Life (Philip Goodchild And Devin Singh)

The following is the transcript of “Critical Conversations” No. 9, an ongoing series of Zoom seminars conducted by The New Polis with distinguished international academics. This seminar on economics, theology, debt, and the religious origins of the modern economy was held on May 18, 2021. While the ancient world offered various forms of large-scales debt […]

The Birth Of Modern “Sovereignty” – The Dialectic Of Subjection And Abjection, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is not incidental that the apologists for these necropolitical regimes as they were in the midst of their formation always considered them “humane” in some ironic, if not perverse, sense of the word.  The Spanish Conquistadors essentially wielded against […]

The Birth Of Modern “Sovereignty” – The Dialectic Of Subjection And Abjection, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It continues with a theme developed in earlier articles, which can be found here and here. If we gaze at history with a panoramic angle of vision, we must draw the inevitable conclusion that the thesis of sovereignty radiates from the dialectic of subjection and abjection.  […]

Neoliberalism, Populism, And Modern Transforms of Sovereignty – From The Doctrine of Discovery To The Capitalist “Thaumaturgy”, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Sovereignty and the Modern Doctrine of Dominion The advent of a brave, new world bifurcated between neoliberalism and populism, while bringing about the erosion of politics itself, has in the same breath led to the dissipation of all structures, principles, […]

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 […]

Neoliberalism, Populism, And Modern Transforms of Sovereignty – From The Doctrine of Discovery To The Capitalist “Thaumaturgy”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The Metapolitics of Sovereignty The question of what constitutes the political is a question of first principles.  The question of the political versus politics in general – a distinction frequently drawn in the French language and in theory between le politique and la politique) – comes […]

A Gloss On ‘Political Theology’ And The Psychedelic Nature of Recent Political Unrest (Roger Green)

What follows updates some excerpts from my book, A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics (Palgrave 2019). Related excerpts may also be found with respect to Walter Benjamin in The Journal For Cultural and Religious Theory. Preparing for our Critical Conversation next week on An American Indian Critique of Sovereignty, a colleague who’s been to several of […]

The Meaning Of January 6, 2021 – Editorial Response I (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a series of responses on the part of the editorial staff of The New Polis to the events of January 6, 2021. In the wake of the events at the Unites States’ Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the editorial staff at The New Polis has decided to open […]

Another Better “Now” – Yanis Varoufakis’ Metaphysics Of Morals (Paul Tyson)

The year 1627 saw the publication of short and incomplete work of fiction by Francis Bacon in which he imagined a previously undreamed of scientific and technological future. The book he wrote was called The New Atlantis. Some time back I read this astonishing little novella. While it was a cracking good read, you could […]