May 20, 2022

The Yellow Vest Uprising – From Berlin To Paris A Spirit Of “Post-Capitalism” May Be Aborning (Carl Raschke)

It is slightly more than an hour, mostly by autobahn, from the glitzy, high-end tourist neighborhood on the west side of Berlin known as Kurfürstendam (Ku’damm for short) to the small, historically famous city of Wittenberg where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door and launched the Protestant Reformation just a little […]

From The Sexual Revolution To The Politics Of Recognition – The Legacy Of May 1968 (Carl Raschke)

May 1968 was known in France as l’eventement, or “the event.”  It was compared to the French uprisings of 1789, 1830, 1849, and 1871 when governments dissolved and new “republics” were proclaimed.  It was spontaneous, unscripted, and to a certain extent unorganized.   Like so many “spontaneous” insurrections and cultural singularities of that period, there was […]