Tag: books

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure. (More…)

The threat posed by climate change is among the most common of concerns repeated these days. All too often it’s expressed by the sort of person who is as unlikely to do anything. (More…)

Americans are fond of mouthing Senator Daniel Moynihan’s most famous bon mot: “You have a right to your own opinions, but you don’t have right to your own facts.” (More…)

Whoever said it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism (Slavoj Žižek and Frederic Jameson are both blamed,) it’s a quote that has legs because it’s true. (More…)

The middle class is the quintessential American category. It’s of foundational significance, although it is only since the Reagan era that it has had its current degree of political cachet. (More…)

The West Coast is on fire which, grim as it is, has at least given everyone in United States something else to think about than COVID-19. (More…)

Few events make less sense than the demonization of “Cultural Marxism.” Fake news about its influence has done more to popularise the philosophy than at any time since the 1960s. (More…)

Many people are concerned about the rise of neo-Nazis and other violent far-right groups, but think that street brawling is the only way to combat them. (More…)

Proportion explains a lot in life. This has become painfully obvious in the era of COVID-19 when the underlying sociopathy of the US president and of the party he leads can most clearly be seen in their signal failure to understand what the numbers mean. (More…)