December 6, 2022

Marx’s Misfired Mission, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. In The Germain Ideology of 1846 Marx and Engels for the first time clearly and decisively clarify that the “sociality” of the human being as “species-being” is grounded in the historical relations of production.  Yet, Marx and Engels observe, “production […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 3 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a four-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Churches in Africa do not question the postcolonial and neocolonial imagination of tribes in Africa; instead, using the example of Rwanda, they “reproduce the same tribalization and racialization of the Rwandan society as the colonial and neocolonial politicians.”67 […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 2 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a four-part series. The first can be found here. In November 2020, war erupted between the Ethiopian federal government led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF (the party in the Tigray region; TPLF stands for Tigrayan People Liberation Front). The Ethiopian government accused the TPLF of attacking […]

Decolonizing Identity Politics Through Subjective In-Betweenness, Part 1 (Rode Molla)

The following is the first of a four-part series. Neoliberalism as Biopolitics In this essay I claim that imposed religious and political ideologies colonize Ethiopian bodies. I will use Michael Foucault’s biopolitics and the Ethiopian political theologian Theodros Teklu’s fictive Amhara identity or homo aEthiopicus to interpret the elimination of in- between spaces in the […]

The Revolution Of Respect – The Overlooked Factor In Globalization That Is Driving Everything, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the text of the University Lecture given by New Polis editor Carl Raschke for the University of Denver (DU). According to the DU website, “the University Lecturer Award is given in recognition of superlative creative and scholarly work”. This is the second of a two-part transcript. The first can be found here. At the same time, […]

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 […]

Critical Conversations -“Subjectivities Since The Sixties” (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the second of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. Please state your professional or academic status, affiliation, and a brief sentence or two concerning why you […]

“Progressive Neoliberalism” – Symbolic Capitalism And The Global Reproduction Of The “Precariat” (Interview With Carl Raschke)

The following is the first in a series of “book interviews” (as opposed to book “reviews”) which the The New Polis will be undertaking with certain recent authors.  The first title to be considered is by NP Senior Consulting Editor Carl Raschke. Raschke, Carl.  Neoliberalism and Political Theology: From Kant to Identity Politics.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh […]

The Sociological Deficit Of Contemporary Critical Theory – Axel Honneth’s Theory Of Recognition, Part 4 (Piet Strydom)

The following is the third installment of a four-part series. The first can be found here, the second here, the third here. It is at this juncture, where this particular kind of structure formation occurs, that the second aspect of the cognitive approach of importance for the recovery of the social domain enters. It is the cognitive […]

The Christchurch Shooter, The Outrage Industry, And The New Hobbesean “War Of All Against All” (Carl Raschke)

By the time this article appears in print the press will have thoroughly milked every egregious as well as superficial aspect of the American college admissions cheating scandal.   The global media, having surveyed virtually every significant angle of commentary, will quickly become obsessed for a day or two with something else. Indeed, just as I […]