Compulsive liars construct impossible worlds not entirely unlike the logic of possible worlds.
Steve Bannon’s villain origin story and Trumpist economic nationalim
Jacobin’s embrace of the far Right has been some time in the making
Chaos is the dream of order.
The concepts of “war of position” and “war of maneuver” are widely, and incorrectly, attributed to Antonio Gramsci. They also serve as a glimpse into longstanding debates over theories of causation and the decisive element in both figurative and literal wars.
… and, implicitly, of fascism: ‘Post-factual’ Readings of Neoliberalism, Before and After Trump, at Society & Space. I’d also recommend Ananya Roy’s “Divesting From Whiteness” while you’re there, and others.
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’…
Two recent and wide-ranging interviews, one in the UK-based publication Base, another in a forthcoming edition of the Canadian journal Public: Art, Culture, Ideas. And I’ll also be keynoting at the 8th New Materialisms conference – The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture (Paris, June 7-9, 2017), along with Bruno Latour and Rosi Braidotti.
It’s as if parts of the Left are frantically drawing a magic circle of auto-immunity around Trump rallies, without the ‘as if.’
Fascism is as American as Henry Ford. And Donald Trump.