15 06, 2020

Kenya’s quest for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council is meaningless without United Nations reform

By |2020-06-15T16:27:20+00:00June 15th, 2020|Featured, Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Non-permanent rotating membership seats on the Security Council do not afford the weaker nations of the world an avenue to advance their interests. Developing nations are played off against each other by major powers based on the perceived allure of a non-permanent seat. Without reform, these seat are little more than contemptuous tokenism.

12 06, 2020

Immigrant media guru struggles with Kikuyu vernacular African media television station in the diaspora

By |2020-06-12T18:50:12+00:00June 12th, 2020|Featured, Practice|0 Comments

What place should vernacular stations have in the diaspora landscape? Are they instruments to preserve cultural heritage or vehicles to sharpen ethnolinguistic cleavages for African migrant communities that have had decades of post-colonial conflict between them? What is true, is that the question of vernacular language in the African diaspora community broadly, is both a bridge and a barrier to bringing the African community together.

5 06, 2020

The Soleimani Assassination: What We’re Missing

By |2020-06-05T20:03:31+00:00June 5th, 2020|Featured, Practice|0 Comments

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.

16 05, 2020

Of Friendship and Politics

By |2020-06-12T18:00:25+00:00May 16th, 2020|Practice, Theory|0 Comments

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.

12 05, 2020

Thoughts Within the Coronising Siege

By |2020-05-25T15:55:31+00:00May 12th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Practice, Theory|1 Comment

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

1 05, 2020

The Bizarre Blindspot in “Planet of the Humans”

By |2020-05-01T19:08:16+00:00May 1st, 2020|Featured, Practice|0 Comments

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"?

27 03, 2020

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Pros and Cons

By |2020-04-03T17:25:40+00:00March 27th, 2020|Practice|0 Comments

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.

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