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Video: Slavoj Žižek — The Dusty Balls of Capitalism

. Slavoj Žižek tells an old Russian joke, expounding its political relevance today. Slavoj Žižek (born 1949) is a Slovenian psychoanalytic philosopher, cultural critic, and Hegelian Marxist. He is a senior … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: Don’t Believe the Libel that Poets Don’t Engage in Politics

Watching, we won’t see leaves break through the smooth finality of surface. This strophe from Rusty Morrison’s poem, “History of Seed,”* explains to a wondrous extent the way we are beguiled … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: Questions in July

  Where does terror come from? Possibly from people who are terrified. Why does it hurt more when the killed were boys on a beach? They had the breath of the sea in their … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The GOP’s Long-term Problem: Millennials Hate Conservatives

Republicans were already destined for piecemeal decimation due to the declining numbers of their core constituency. But they don’t just have a demographic problem anymore; they have a stylistic one. … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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