The current edition of Jacobin includes the most recent iteration of a push within social democratic circles and organizations to support strong border controls in the wake of the US Presidential election. It’s not only or quite that however. Continue reading
Naomi Klein has a piece in the Guardian which is fairly indicative of an argument being made by various socialists and social democrats in moments such as this. Her argument, put simply, is that while racism and misogyny were indeed factors in Trump’s election, it is really ‘neoliberalism’ – the ‘rise of the Davos class’ – which sealed America’s fate. This is white nationalist mythology. Continue reading
The Expanse, s01. (cr. James S A Corey, 2015)
The laws of physics: gravity and the theory of relativity.
Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2015. Track).
The law of contracts.
Making a Murderer (dirs. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, 2015).
The laws of evidence and the confessional.
How to Get Away With Murder, s02. (cr. Peter Nowalk, 2015. Track)
Rhetoric 101: The jurisprudence of expressionism.
Z Nation, s02. (cr Karl Schaefer, 2015)
La Reina del Día de los Muertos.
Hannibal, s02. (cr. Bryan Fuller, 2014)
Visibility is tactical. Continue reading
So there have been a few projects ongoing, though few postings on the blog. In lieu of that, a linkdump of sorts. Continue reading
Spinoza’s understanding of the affects can illuminate much, but I do not think it amounts to a critical or radical politics of the affective. So while I finish a post on the politics of affect that is more to do with current theories and politics around affect, I thought I would reiterate some of the argument in C&C, but that I discuss further in another essay, “Spinoza’s Affections.”
An extract from Tony Robbin’s Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought, on Edwin Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Enjoy.
Zero-hour contracts have been in the news quite a bit lately. Here are some recent links: Continue reading
If ‘decolonizing’ the theories and practices around #occupy are to have any meaning, then presumably that involves being serious about the ways in which the reigning concepts of Western philosophy continue to shape a sense of politics, economics and, not least, the re/production of the capitalist form of value.