Monthly Archives: November 2010

More xenophobic ads from the Swiss People’s Party

From The Telegraph: A Right-wing political party in Switzerland has produced a provocative anti-immigration campaign in which a photograph of naked young models wading into Lake Zurich is contrasted with an image of headscarf-wearing Muslim women bathing in filthy water. … Continue reading

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Here’s some more philosophy camp mudslinging brought to you by Brian Leiter

Over at the always gossipy Leiter Reports, Leiter has his readers comment on the opening quote from a review of Simon Skempton’s new book Alienation After Derrida.  Here’s the review. Gotta love this gem, from the comments section: Certainly, it … Continue reading

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I cite’s Jodi Dean on democracy and the internet

Has the internet ushered in a new era of mass participation and greater democracy? Or has the communications and networking revolution encouraged millions on the Left to be politically passive, while neoliberal capitalism strengthens its position? In her book Democracy … Continue reading

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Hobbes’ best friend

So we’re covering Hobbes this week in my survey of political thought course.  One really interesting discussion revolved around the opening note to Leviathan – Hobbes’ letter to his friend Francis Godolphin, in the memory of his brother, Sidney Godolphin.  … Continue reading

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Hello world!

This blog is a public platform for my random reflections on topics and thinkers in philosophy and political theory, as well as on political and social issues more generally.  It will also be a place for passing along interesting news, … Continue reading

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