Posts tagged: us-politics
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What Clarence Thomas Said
Judith Butler on Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the consequences that the decision, one that aims towards the restoration of patriarchal order backed by the force of federal law, will have for the wider movement for social justice.
Thinking The Great Recoil from the Margins
As part of our roundtable on Paolo Gerbaudo's The Great Recoil, Gabriel Hetland writes about populism, sovereignty, and what the US and European lefts can learn from comrades in Latin America.
A Continuum of Intervention
Ayça Çubukçu outlines the logic of humanitarian intervention that has dominated the US approach to international affairs for the last thirty years and asks whether the US withdrawal from Afghanistan marks the end of this paradigm.
US Empire 20 Years after 9/11: A Reading List
Essential readings on the United States' imperialist ventures in the Middle East by Deepa Kumar, Suzanne Schneider, and Andrew Cockburn.
The Apocalypse and the End of History: a Letter from the Editor
"In her incisive and accessible study of Islamic jihad, Suzy shows how jihad is the ur-form of contemporary politics, no departure from western capitalism but rather an acceleration and crystallization of it."
The Spoils of War: A Letter from the Editor
Why does the US go to war? Humanitarianism? To bring freedom and democracy to the unfortunate corners of the world? To save vulnerable populations from dictatorship?
Not likely. Try: self interest.
The Revenge of the Real: a Letter from the Editor
Can we rethink biopolitics–the questions of life and death–in the long shadow of COVID and climate change?
The Fools and the Wise
Jacques Ranciere reflects on the end of the Trump presidency and asks how this decline into unreason reconstructed what democracy means
Trump’s Half-Baked March on Rome
Chris Vials explores the history of fascism under Mussolini and in Latin America to interpret the mayhem at the Capitol on January 6.
Scapegoating Trump: Reflections on the Question of Fascism in America
Peter E. Gordon questions what really caused the anti-democratic assault on the Capitol and whether we should call the President a fascist.
Who Should Decide?
Jillian C. York, author of the forthcoming Silicon Values: the Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism, argues, in the aftermath of the assault on the Capitol, that users, not tech executives, should decide what constitutes free speech online.