September 24, 2022

Marx’s Misfired Mission, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. In The Germain Ideology of 1846 Marx and Engels for the first time clearly and decisively clarify that the “sociality” of the human being as “species-being” is grounded in the historical relations of production.  Yet, Marx and Engels observe, “production […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – A Conversation With Arthur Bradley On Sovereignty, Part 2

The following is the second part of a transcript of one of our ongoing “Critical Conversations” with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley. The conversation took place on March 10, 2022. The first part can be found here. The discussion centers around his recent book Unbearable Life: A Genealogy of Political Erasure. Roger Green: Kieryn, […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – A Conversation With Arthur Bradley On Sovereignty, Part 1

The following is the first part of a transcript of one of our ongoing “Critical Conversations” with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley. The conversation took place on March 10, 2022. The second part can be found here. The discussion centers around his recent book Unbearable Life: A Genealogy of Political Erasure. Carl Raschke: Hello, […]

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – The Power of “Political Erasure”, A Seminar With Arthur Bradley (Announcements)

Sign up for this online seminar with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley on the compelling and most timely issue of “political erasure.“ When? Thursday, March 10, 10:00-12:00 am Mountain Standard Time, 17:00 to 19:00 Greenwich Mean Time, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time Registration Link: https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeGorT4sEtIg_3MrkO0fm6E-vgjtI1Az You must register in advance for this session. Registration is […]

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 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 […]

The Birth Of Modern “Sovereignty” – The Dialectic Of Subjection And Abjection, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It continues with a theme developed in earlier articles, which can be found here and here. If we gaze at history with a panoramic angle of vision, we must draw the inevitable conclusion that the thesis of sovereignty radiates from the dialectic of subjection and abjection.  […]

Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century (Conference Program)

April 14-16, 2021 International Online Conference Register | Donations | Bios | Abstracts |Livestream Sponsored by The New Polis, Whitestone Publications, and Metropolitan State University of Denver in collaboration with members of the Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver communities. The conference is free to all attendees, although donations (which can be made through Eventbrite) are welcome. Please click on “Tickets” […]

Neoliberalism, Populism, And Modern Transforms of Sovereignty – From The Doctrine of Discovery To The Capitalist “Thaumaturgy”, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Sovereignty and the Modern Doctrine of Dominion The advent of a brave, new world bifurcated between neoliberalism and populism, while bringing about the erosion of politics itself, has in the same breath led to the dissipation of all structures, principles, […]

Critical Conversations 7 (Glenn Morris, Shawnee & Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

This conversation took place February 9, 2021. Full transcript is provided below. Roger Green: Hi everybody, welcome back to The New Polis for another Critical Conversation. My name is Roger Green and I’m the general editor for The New Polis, and today we have guest speakers Tink Tinker, who’s been a critical conversationalist with us […]