Review – Neoliberalsm Is Nowhere – Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos (Isaiah Dylan Ellis)

Brown, Wendy. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. New York: Zone Books, 2015. ISBN-10: 1935408534. Hardcover. 296 pages.  Almost every day since Election Day, 2016, a flood of think-pieces, editorials, and election post-mortems have sung a cacophonous and angry dirge. They scold an inept, divided left, and fume at the masculinist, authoritarian right now empowered and validated. American […]

Political Theology

Benjamin’s Concept of History As A Source of Arendt’s Idea of Judgment – Part 1 (Ronald Beiner)

“Benjamin’s Concept of History As A Source of Arendt’s Idea of Judgment” by Ronald Beiner is published in two parts during successive weeks.  The following is the first portion. “ich kehrte gern zurück.”– Gershom Scholem That there is an intimate bond between the last thoughts of Walter Benjamin and the last thoughts of his friend […]

Political Theology

Force in Religious Thought – Carl Raschke and Victoria Kahn in Dialogue, Part 2 (Roger Green)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first part was published on May 31, 2016. Heidegger, Kant, and the Political It is especially significant that Heidegger’s attention to the early modern during Weimar Germany’s liberal democratic crisis lands his larger project in the ancient world. He famously developed his emphasis on ontology […]