May 16, 2022

Neoliberalism, Populism, And Modern Transforms of Sovereignty – From The Doctrine of Discovery To The Capitalist “Thaumaturgy”, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Sovereignty and the Modern Doctrine of Dominion The advent of a brave, new world bifurcated between neoliberalism and populism, while bringing about the erosion of politics itself, has in the same breath led to the dissipation of all structures, principles, […]

Restoring The “Common Good” – Or Simply Hijacking It For The Educated Elites? (Carl Raschke)

America is fracturing.  America is unravelling.  Such a proposition, controversial four years ago, seems almost a truism these days.  But a phenomenology of the Great American Crackup, quite evident in view of routine headlines and the apocalyptic and ostensibly calamitous outcome of the upcoming presidential election if the opposing party wings, according to the narratives […]

Liberal, Republican and Deliberative Democratic Civil Disobedience – The Curious Case Of Edward Snowden, Part 2 (Daniel Muller)

The following is the last of a two-part series. This portion examines the case of Snowden in detail. The first installment can be found here. The Case of Edward Snowden as Deliberative Democratic Disobedience Having covered the core aspects of several theories of civil disobedience, I want now to argue that Edward Snowden’s actions are […]

Liberal, Republican and Deliberative Democratic Civil Disobedience – The Curious Case Of Edward Snowden, Part 1 (Daniel Muller)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The second portion examines the case of Snowden in detail. In his Theory of Justice (1971) John Rawls provides an outline of the conditions of the standard liberal model of civil disobedience about when and how civil disobedience is justified in ‘nearly just’ liberal democracies. While […]