October 20, 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 […]

Globalization And The “Return Of Religion” – There Is None, Part 1 (Joshua Ramos)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The concept of globalization began and runs in tandem with the emerging global culture of free market capitalism. The coinage and use of ‘globalization’ was at first a concept developed by Harvard economist Theodore Levitt during the 1970’s. Levitt developed the idea of the “globalization of […]

Racism, Anti-Racism, And Marxism – How Poststructuralism Morphed The Emancipatory Project Into “Progressive Neoliberalism” (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a four-part series on the current upsurge in antiracist activism in America as well as its intellectual roots, historical context, and implications. Since the killing of George Floyd untold white people supposedly have all of a sudden discovered something known as “racism.”    Furthermore, this discovery has gone hand […]

Literary Conversations 1 – Steven Dunn and Selah Saterstrom on the Novel, Tragedy And Sacrifice (Roger Green)

In this new series of Literary Conversations, New Polis general editor Roger Green engages with contemporary writers on aesthetic and thematic trends in their work. The initial conversation is posted above, followed by Roger’s reflections on the conversation below the transcript. Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and […]

“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 1 (James E. Willis, III)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It is republished from Religious Theory on May 1, 2020. The Death of God theological movement of the mid-twentieth century serves as a productive starting place to consider spiritual violence in our time, or the forceful displacement of human relations in religious belief both as individuals […]

Radical Politics And “The Myth Of The State” (Carl Raschke)

Approximately 75 years ago, as Soviet and Allied armies were converging from opposite directions to crush the demonic dominion of Nazi Germany across Europe, two books were published that would anticipate in remarkable ways the predicament we encounter at the start of the third decade of the third millennium. The first, The Dialectic of Enlightenment […]

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 […]

On The Philosophical Backdrop Of “Alternative Facts” And “Fake News”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series.  The second installment can be found here.  This 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. […]

Migration And “Waning Sovereignty” – Humanitarian Challenge Or Crisis Of The Political? (Carl Raschke)

Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, albeit not by a popular majority of votes, largely on his promise to “build the wall” that would stem the tide of illegal immigration across the southern border.  Two and a half years into his administration the trope of the “wall” has become a master signifier […]

The Catastrophe Of Thought – Political Theology, Political Spirituality, And The Courage Of Truth, Part 2 (Michael Dillon)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first can be found here. There is, however, a difficulty manifest in all thought. It is one that afflicts all truth tellers, all truth telling, and all veridical apparatuses. Truth does not add up, and it is never transparent least of all to all. […]