May 20, 2022

Putin’s Evil Empire Secretly Enabled By His Corrupt Western Elite Paymasters (Carl Raschke)

Putin’s vicious assault on Ukraine has been a long time in coming.  But it is not simply the case that the American and European establishment underestimated all along Putin’s grievances and his resolve to use brutal force, even egregiously violate international law, to assuage them.   All at once many among the cosmopolitan elites and the […]

Cosmopolitan Ethics In Glasgow – Reframing Climate Change From A Kantian Perspective, Part 1 (Dianna Able)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The earth has reached a critical point in history. Since the Industrial Revolution, human activity and progress have created so much stress on natural environmental processes that the damage is soon to be irreversible. The ever-rising production of greenhouse gases and over-harvesting of resources threatens our […]

“Include Me Out” – Abjection And the Post-Politics Of Progressive Neoliberal Hegemony, Part 2 (Jared Lacy)

The following is the second of a two-part series. Ultimately, Donald Trump won out in the 2016 presidential election, running on a platform of reactionary populism, as opposed to Bernie Sanders’s progressive populism and Hilary Clinton’s run-of-the-mill progressive neoliberalism.  As Fraser points out, however, once in office Trump “activated the old bait and switch, abandoning […]

“Include Me Out” – Abjection And the Post-Politics Of Progressive Neoliberal Hegemony, Part 1 (Jared Lacy)

In the image above, in Ukrainian: “The month of modern US politics in the Ukrainian Wikipedia, 28 March – 28 April” (2014). The date signifies Obama’s urging of Moscow to pull back troops. (General Editor) The following is the first of a two-part series. In the divisiveness of the Trump era it seems that popular […]

The Meaning Of Jan. 6, 2021 – Editorial Response III (Diana Able, Alyssa Putzer, Jared Lacy, Rachel Foley)

The following is the third of a series of responses on the part of the editorial staff of The New Polis to the events of January 6, 2021. The first one can be found here, the second here. In the wake of the events at the Unites States’ Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the editorial […]

The Meaning Of Jan. 6, 2021 – Editorial Response II (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a series of responses on the part of the editorial staff of The New Polis to the events of January 6, 2021. The earlier one can be found here. In the wake of the events at the Unites States’ Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the editorial staff at The […]

Critical Conversations 4 – 2020 And The Catastrophe Of The Global Neoliberal Order (Carl Raschke)

The following is the video and transcript of the fourth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving international scholars. The seminar took place on November 17, 2020. Roger Green: Welcome, everyone. My name is Roger Green and I am the general editor of The New […]

Antiracism And Antifascism – How The Aims Of Black And White Militants Are Subtly Beginning To Part Ways (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a four-part series on the current upsurge in antiracist activism in America as well as its intellectual roots, historical context, and implications. The first can be found here. Ever since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in late May of this year many of America’s […]

Political Filters And The Challenge Of Multivariate Political Analysis (Jonathan Cole)

Political reality is multivariate, although you would never know it based on news reporting, political commentary and the rhetoric of politicians and activists alike. This is because we all, consciously or unconsciously, refract the multivariate political reality we live, or more often observe, through political filters. These filters perform the functional task of reducing complex […]

Disaster Communism, Disaster Capitalism, Or Simply Disaster? Thoughts On Žižek’s PANdemIC! (Carl Raschke)

“There is no return to normal, the new ‘normal’ will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.”  Thus writes the Slovenian philosophical “rock star” Slavoj Žižek in his quick and dirty little book, entitled PANdemIC!: Covid-19 […]