November 29, 2021

Globalization And The “Return Of Religion” – There Is None, Part 2 (Joshua Ramos)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Derrida also posits the opposite of media-friendly religion, that of the ‘Rushdie affair’, whereby Iranian novelist Salman Rushdie had a fatwa issued against him, calling for his assassination for his controversial novel The Satanic Verses. The fatwa was issued from […]

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 […]

A World Glimmers Beyond The Still Black Horizons Of “Pandemia” (Carl Raschke)

The Great Global Covid-19 Pandemic has functioned in recent weeks as a gigantic, media-tinged Rorschacht ink blot upon which anyone and everyone is invited to project both their deepest political fears and their most cherished fantasies. That the effects of the pandemic are totally unprecedented, at least for modern times, is something of an understatement.  […]

Call For Submissions – Drugs And Capitalism

Drugs and spices have long been at the center of global trade, but the concept of “drug” in its modern, Western sense is particularly derived from interactions with cultural “others.”  Thinkers such as Jacques Derrida have written on the ancient Pharmakon and its relationship to signification and sacrifice. As Richard DeGrandpre writes in the opening […]