June 30, 2022

Critical Conversations No. 11 – “Whiteshift,” Or The The Dynamics Of Race And Populism With Eric Kaufmann

The following is the video and written transcript of an online interview and Zoom seminar with Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Political Science at Birkbeck College of London. Prof. Kaufmann is an internationally distinguished demographer and researcher and a gentle critic of the excesses of Critical Race Theory. The following session took place on Sept.28, 2021 […]

Let’s Get Real About Race – Two Very Timely Upcoming Online Seminars (Announcement)

It’s time to get real when we talk these days about race and racism. Ever since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the late spring of 2020 at the hands of police and the ensuing protests, mass calls for racial justice, and outbreaks of urban mayhem, much of the dominant public discourse has […]

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 3 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Populism, therefore, for all its failings aims to reconceive as well as reconstitute peoplehood as a genuine Hegelian “concrete universal”, even in the way that Marx himself intended.  It does so by challenging those who claim to […]

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 – 2020 And The Catastrophe Of The Global Neoliberal Order (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the fourth of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]

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 […]

The Technological Transformation Of The Public Square (Joshua Ramos)

We are witnessing the political and cultural transformation of the global public square through internet information technology and digital social media. The public square, once formerly centered around localized, material centers such as town halls, literary café’s and salons, has now become the global virtualized public square, decentralized in transnational internet forums, dispersed through social […]

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 […]