May 20, 2022

“Include Me Out” – Abjection And the Post-Politics Of Progressive Neoliberal Hegemony, Part 2 (Jared Lacy)

The following is the second of a two-part series. Ultimately, Donald Trump won out in the 2016 presidential election, running on a platform of reactionary populism, as opposed to Bernie Sanders’s progressive populism and Hilary Clinton’s run-of-the-mill progressive neoliberalism.  As Fraser points out, however, once in office Trump “activated the old bait and switch, abandoning […]

“Include Me Out” – Abjection And the Post-Politics Of Progressive Neoliberal Hegemony, Part 1 (Jared Lacy)

In the image above, in Ukrainian: “The month of modern US politics in the Ukrainian Wikipedia, 28 March – 28 April” (2014). The date signifies Obama’s urging of Moscow to pull back troops. (General Editor) The following is the first of a two-part series. In the divisiveness of the Trump era it seems that popular […]

The Primordial Substitute Teacher – Neoliberalism, Racial Capitalism, And The Ideology Of “Students First”, Part 1 (Thomas Joyce)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Teachers in Title I urban schools inhabit a unique place in society unlike most other professions.  Title I schools are schools with over forty percent of their student population on free or reduced lunch. In urban settings these schools are often racially segregated with the concentration […]

100 Seconds To Doomsday, Or A Vaccination Against “Wokeness” (Patrick Soch)

As Raidió Teilifís Éireann reported on January 23, 2020, the Doomsday Clock was moved to 100 seconds until midnight. The clock’s timekeepers, all members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, adjusted the clock forward by twenty seconds, a symbolic gesture indicating the world is closer than ever to a human-caused catastrophic event. Maintained since 1947, the […]

The Cultural Contradictions Of “Democratic Socialism” (Carl Raschke)

Ever since Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Presidential nomination in 2016, and more recently with the surprise primary defeat in New York’s 14th Congressional District of establishment icon and incumbent Joe Crowley by upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the electoral shibboleth of “democratic socialism” has suddenly gained serious traction among progressive voters. It is not that the […]

The Meaning Of May 1968 – A Sampling Of Reflections Around The Internet

The editors of The New Polis have gathered below excerpts and summaries of some of the most significant reflections and observations that have been published to date on the long-term historical meaning of May 1968.  Per an earlier call, we invite readers to send us their own take, whether it be in the form of […]