I finished teaching Marx in class today. We had started out with his philosophy where I traced Marx’s intellectual development (in the context of Hegel and Feuerbach) and the historical materialist method that he developed (I offered a schematic and a narrative based on a Deleuzian flat ontology made possible by Heidegger’s notion of mode).
From a new map: a new dawn, a new day? The election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States is a milestone: 1. It signals the end of neoconservative control of the state that banked on fear and jingoism, free-market dogmatism predicated on greed and self-interest, and submission to a secretive hierarchy
[A painting by Filipino Revolutionary artist Juan Luna, The Spolarium] Things have of late been stirring in the Philippines. The current President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (also referred to as GMA), is being challenged by a string of protests to step down from the post. Arroyo ascended to the Presidency in 2001 (same day as George
[Bartholomäus Strobel's The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist] The current electoral season in America has been built up–especially on the Democratic side–by the mainstream media (as was also my impression) as one of the most exciting in recent history, where, after what seemed to be exceptionally dark days in American politics (that witnessed, among
This is certainly one of the most interesting electoral seasons in America. After the dominance of aggressive foreign interventionism (that got us into Iraq and is embroiling us now in Iran) (not to mention its threat to expand the power of the executive) (whose efforts are now being turned to us, simple tax-paying citizens!), a