October 6, 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 3 (Thomas Joyce)

The following is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. The Subject Supposed to Put Students First Philosopher Campbell Jones’s analysis of recycling offers an excellent analogy for putting students first. Jones examined the statement “today we are supposed to recycle,” and asked the question “but who is […]

The Meaning Of Jan. 6, 2021 – Editorial Response III (Diana Able, Alyssa Putzer, Jared Lacy, Rachel Foley)

The following is the third of a series of responses on the part of the editorial staff of The New Polis to the events of January 6, 2021. The first one can be found here, the second here. In the wake of the events at the Unites States’ Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the editorial […]

Disaster Communism, Disaster Capitalism, Or Simply Disaster? Thoughts On Žižek’s PANdemIC! (Carl Raschke)

“There is no return to normal, the new ‘normal’ will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.”  Thus writes the Slovenian philosophical “rock star” Slavoj Žižek in his quick and dirty little book, entitled PANdemIC!: Covid-19 […]

A World Glimmers Beyond The Still Black Horizons Of “Pandemia” (Carl Raschke)

The Great Global Covid-19 Pandemic has functioned in recent weeks as a gigantic, media-tinged Rorschacht ink blot upon which anyone and everyone is invited to project both their deepest political fears and their most cherished fantasies. That the effects of the pandemic are totally unprecedented, at least for modern times, is something of an understatement.  […]

The Political Enigma Of Jordan Peterson (Jonathan Cole)

The political narrative regarding Jordan Peterson now appears set in stone – he is an ideological warrior of the right. Fans and detractors alike seem to agree on this much. The only residual dispute, still capable of generating enough friction to power a small town, is whether this political identity renders him a messiah or […]

Terror And Performance – Asymmetric Warfare, Martyrdom, And Necropolitics (Axelle Van Wynsberghe)

[The Fourth World War is] a fractal war of all cells, all singularities,  revolting in the form of antibodies. A confrontation so impossible to pin down that the idea of war has to be rescued from time to time by spectacular set-pieces, such as the Gulf War or the war in Afghanistan. But the Fourth […]