Click here to read my article “Free Speech Is Not the Issue; Intellectual Power Is,” which was recently published in CounterPunch.
Excerpt: “The question we should be asking, then, is not the abstract one of whether or not an individual or institution is “for” or “against” free speech in general, and then confusedly extending this to the university context. The real question is: what are the institutional forces that are empowering certain ideas and—by necessity—excluding or sidelining others? This requires examining the power structures that produce the very field of possibility for thought and organize the purportedly “open debate” in terms of viable intellectual positions. It also means analyzing how the intellectual and moral torpor of a “one-size-fits-all” principle of “free speech” directly contributes to distracting us from actually holding institutional power brokers accountable for the types of ideas they are endorsing and disseminating. […read more]”
A special thanks to Passa Palavra for publishing a Portuguese translation of my article “The CIA Reads French Theory.” Click here to read it.
Muchas gracias a Héctor Meléndez por este texto sobre mi artículo “La CIA lee la teoría francesa.” Haga clic aquí para leer.
My latest article, “The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left,” was just published in the LA Review of Book’s “The Philosophical Salon.” Click here to read in full.
Excerpt: “While other tentacles of the worldwide spy organization were involved in overthrowing democratically elected leaders, providing intelligence and funding to fascist dictators, and supporting right-wing death squads, the Parisian central intelligentsia squadron was collecting data on how the theoretical world’s drift to the right directly benefitted US foreign policy. […read more]”
My latest piece, “Unraveling Love Stories,” was just published here in The New York Times. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to collaborate again with Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley for The Stone.
Excerpt: “A crisis is a crack in the code. It can occur when everything laid out for you, and all of the things that you have half-wittingly accepted, meet a desire to be something more than the skeletal image of your own dead dreams […read more].”
Voici mon dernier article, qui porte sur la résistance à la réserve indienne de Standing rock.
“La présidentielle américaine continue à dominer les médias de masse, alors qu’une bataille de résistance on ne peut plus importante se joue sur les plaines perdues du Dakota du Nord. Anti-coloniale et écologique, elle devrait nous concerner tous en tant qu’indigènes de la planète Terre [lire la suite].”
Massive Trump Protest–Ignored by the Media–in Center City Philadelphia on Nov. 19, 2016
Here is my most recent article in CounterPunch, which analyzes the multiple factors that have contributed to the current political catastrophe in order to develop a series of concrete, positive strategies for moving forward.
“Let this spring, which due to human-made climate change is already happening in the fall and approaching winter, be the springtime of the people. Resistance and protests, organized social movements, a popular front on the Left, a publically-owned Fourth and Fifth Estate, and a common culture of radical leftwing politics could set the stage for an epic struggle against—and defeat of—neoliberalism’s crescendo into neo-fascism. [read more]”