June 29, 2022

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 […]

CoroNations – Notes From The Quarantine (John Panteleimon Manoussakis )

Oedipal Disease A plague has befallen the city. It is the nature of any sickness to reveal what lies hidden under one’s body. For through its symptoms the sickness manifests what has remained invisible, hidden inside the body—or, to be precise, because it is hidden by the body. It is the sick body that allows […]

Why Sex And Religion Matter In Australian Politics (Paul Tyson)

One might wish that sex and religion be left out of politics as much as possible, but this has not been the case in Australia in recent times. Recall the same-sex marriage plebiscite and various state legislations and Education Department policies around transgender issues for school students. Consider the forthcoming religious liberty legislation promised by […]

Walter Benjamin’s Notes On Various Topics, Proximity And Distance, Part 4

Translated by Rachel Thomas.  Edited by Carl Raschke. The following is the fourth part of a series of translated fragments (or “short prose”) from the writings of Walter Benjamin, beginning around the time of World War I.  The first part can be found here.  The second can be found here, the third one here.  Some of these […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem of Community, Part 1 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the first installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The second installment will follow upon this one. Part I Posing the Problem: The Dialectic of Communitas and Immunitas I want to talk tonight about the philosophy of community. We have to first […]