It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Challenge to deep thinkers around the world:
Provide a definition of the term poststructuralist that meets the three following simple criteria:
1. Explains what poststructuralism is, rather than what it is not 2. Does not refer to structuralism 3. Is not babbling nonsense
Your adherence to these criteria will be judged by our readers.
To address issues of “life, family, and marriage”, all that Republican congressional candidate Jason Buck could muster was a 39-word statement. He’s not exactly imaginative, is he? What matters would you want to see discussed within those categories? […]
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Steve King may be able to do a little historical name-dropping, but the ability to merely name an Age of Reason or an Age of Enlightenment is not identical to the ability to be reasonable or enlightened. […]
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Which of these values do you most appreciate? Which ones make you feel the most skeptical of the Greens? Are these Green values at all related to your general opinion of the Green Party? […]
This network is specifically inclusive of all Anarchist struggles and supports all of them as long as they adhere to these Points of Unity, even though not everyone in the Network might consider a particular struggle a priority. […]
Barack Obama seems to want us all to just get along, and sit back, and stop disagreeing so much, and be friendly. That would make Obama’s job easier, but it wouldn’t make life better for the rest of us. […]
How can intentions be said to be good when it’s known that a consequence of an action will cause grave harm or death to innocent bystanders? […]
On the night of November 12, Ohio University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy White appeared before a meeting of the ACLU in Columbus, Ohio to deliver an assessment of the results of the election of 2008. Like most observers, White discussed the implications of the presidential race, but then very quickly turned local. My transcription […]
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