May 16, 2022

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a three-part series. In the preface to his book Emancipations, published in 1996, the distinguished Argentinian political theorist Ernesto Laclau writes: If we wanted briefly to characterize the distinctive features of the first half of the 1990s, I would say that they are to be found in the rebellion […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

On The Philosophical Backdrop Of “Alternative Facts” And “Fake News”, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first can be found here.  The article was recently presented at the international meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung (German Society for Phenomenological Research) in Vienna.  The conference theme was “Fact, Facticity, and Reality”, or how philosophy can understand new media culture. Few scholars […]

Politics And Its Double – Deleuze And Political Ontology, Part 2 (Borna Radnik)

The following is the second of a four-part series.  The first can be found here. Politics and the Political There is nothing political about ontology if by “ontology” we simply mean the science of being qua being. It may seem presumptuous to declare that ontology has anything to offer political theory, but the turn towards […]

Politics And Its Double – Deleuze And Political Ontology, Part 1 (Borna Radnik)

The following is the first of a four-part series.  Is the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze directly political? There are essentially three possible answers to such a question. First, if the answer to the question is yes, then it is expected that the philosophy either deals explicitly with political concepts, or expresses a certain view regarding […]

On Neoliberalism And The Politics Of Divination – An Interview With Joshua Ramey

The following is an interview The New Polis conducted in May 2018 with Joshua Ramey. It largely concerns his influential 2016 book, Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency.  The intereview was conducted by NP general editor Roger Green. TNP:  In the final chapter of Politics of Divination, you argue for “a divinatory […]