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Tag Archive — war

Multiple paths to critique?

The anti-war aspect of the “alt-right” is perhaps the most interesting thing about it. Fascinatingly, it comes from the exact opposite place of social justice critiques of war (i.e., that America should only take care of itself and not spend money or resources them foreigners, etc.) but weirdly ends up in similar, while not the […]

Referral: Trigger Warnings are about Violence (not Political Correctness)

Because I haven’t posted a referral in a while, and because I want to celebrate his triumphant return to blogging, and because this is an excellent piece, I refer you to Jonathan Sterne’s wonderful open letter in response to CAUT’s James Turk and the Montréal Gazette. In this respectful excoriation, Sterne aptly points out the intimate […]

Zizekian Moment

I think I just experienced a Žižekian moment. Bear with me as I work out what I think I mean by this… Something I have always admired in the work of Slavoj Žižek is his ability to excise a Symbolic anchor from someplace in the world of words and images (which could be anything, a […]