Post-9/11, assassination has become a new norm in the asymmetrical conflict between states and terror groups. While the appropriateness, if not justness, of targeting terror leaders is still a matter for debate, the killing of Soleimani is an escalation of the use of assassination.
The First World War traumatized the political and cultural life of Europe, especially in the German speaking world. Heidegger's, Jasper's, Freud's, Junger's, Hesse's (not to mention Hitler's) inter-war works are unthinkable without this bloody caesura in European history. In a profound sense, the inter-war period in Germany (but not only) could be viewed as a psychic expression of what we would call today: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One of the more notable of these dark intellectual manifestations was Carl Schmitt's The Concept of the Political. Yet Carl Schmitt is closer to us than we are usually likely to admit.
This is the 2nd pandemia of global capitalocene (1st was/is the temperature and sea-level rise, but it's so slow banks don't worry). So we’re in kinda „medical pre-fascism,“ for the rulers a very welcome excuse for the future: only police and pass-holders on the streets, no unruly demonstrators, approaching total control
So, was the film "Planet of the Humans" a hit job on the environmental movement disguised by the filmmakers' phony claim to care about Mother Earth? Or was it an honest, get real, exposé of its assertion that, "The takeover of the environmental movement by capitalism is now complete"?
by Victor Wallis The COVID-19 emergency underscores longstanding truths about capitalism and socialism. Acting on the most immediate demands that
By Craig Collins As modern civilization’s shelf life expires, more scholars have turned their attention to the decline and fall
I favor the pro-life position on the abortion issue, all the while realizing that many good and decent people disagree with me. Why do they disagree? It seems they are influenced by popular claims and arguments favoring the pro-choice view. I intend no disrespect to anyone in saying this, but I think that many popular claims and arguments favoring the choice for abortion consist of knots of illogic that should be untangled.
To the Nations Trying to Undermine our Democracy, Your continued attempts at destroying our republic are growing tiresome. It’s our Constitution. Let us ruin it.
“It is not important that everyone should have the same. What is morally important is that each should have enough”
By Glen Paul Hammond It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that