September 19, 2021

Critical Conversations 10 – “Tenderness”, Or Putting Neoliberalism on the Analyst’s Couch (Isabella Guanzini and Kieryn Wurts)

The following is a transcript of “Critical Conversation” no. 10, which was recorded on June 29, 2021. The discussion between Isabella Guanzini (Catholic Private University, Linz, Austria) and Kieryn Wurts (University of Bonn) concerns the former’s book Tenderness: A Philosophy of Soft Power. Further details. Carl Raschke: Welcome, I’m Carl Raschke and this is Critical […]

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 2

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. With Rousseau, however, the same monopolitical vision was turned upside down and theorized as popular in a manner that rendered the monarch irrelevant.  It is most likely the saturation of French republican thinking on the eve of the Revolution with […]

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a three-part series. In the preface to his book Emancipations, published in 1996, the distinguished Argentinian political theorist Ernesto Laclau writes: If we wanted briefly to characterize the distinctive features of the first half of the 1990s, I would say that they are to be found in the rebellion […]

What Do We Mean By “Decoloniality”? A Discussion (Walter Mignolo, Catherine Walsh, Tink Tinker, Fernando Herrero)

The following is a transcript of the keynote panel session of a three-day international webinar “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century”, held April 14-16, 2021. The panel consists of Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh, co-authors of the book On Decoloniality (Duke University Press, 20180 and […]

“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 […]

Neoliberalism, Populism, And Modern Transforms of Sovereignty – From The Doctrine of Discovery To The Capitalist “Thaumaturgy”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The Metapolitics of Sovereignty The question of what constitutes the political is a question of first principles.  The question of the political versus politics in general – a distinction frequently drawn in the French language and in theory between le politique and la politique) – comes […]

Critical Conversations 6 – On Decoloniality With Walter Mignolo (Victor Taylor, Walter Mignolo)

The following is the video and transcript of the sixth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving indigenous and international scholars. The seminar took place on Jan. 12, 2020 Roger Green: Good morning, everybody. Thank you for your patience. My name is Roger Green, I’m […]

A Gloss On ‘Political Theology’ And The Psychedelic Nature of Recent Political Unrest (Roger Green)

What follows updates some excerpts from my book, A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics (Palgrave 2019). Related excerpts may also be found with respect to Walter Benjamin in The Journal For Cultural and Religious Theory. Preparing for our Critical Conversation next week on An American Indian Critique of Sovereignty, a colleague who’s been to several of […]