POLICE: LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER [FULL TRANSCRIPT]

2020-06-21T11:25:40+01:00June 21st, 2020|POLITICS|

John Oliver chose to forgo the usual Last Week Tonight format in favor of spending his entire episode Sunday night talking about the police brutality that led to the anti-racism protests that followed the May 25 killing in Minneapolis of an unarmed black man, George Floyd.

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK: BLACK LIVES MATTER & IDENTITY POLITICS [TRANSCRIPT]

2020-06-14T19:15:36+01:00June 14th, 2020|POLITICS|

Zizek discusses and links together several topics, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the 'All Lives Matter' response to it, identity politics, subjectivity and universalism, why white liberals are attracted to identity politics in general and the meaning of the 'Plus' in LGBT+.

Randolph Bourne: “War is the Health of the State”

2020-04-17T18:33:32+01:00April 17th, 2020|POLITICS|

Born some twenty years after Julien Benda, Randolph Bourne published his own attack on the betrayal of the intellectuals in the midst of World War I, a decade before Benda's Betrayal appeared. He was a clerk avant la lettre, who played the part with splendid vehemence and political recklessness.

Bertrand Russell: Il potere

2019-10-20T22:29:54+01:00October 20th, 2019|POLITICS, SOCIETY|

L’opera di Bertrand Russell Il Potere - Una nuova analisi sociale vide la prima volta la luce in Inghilterra nell’ottobre del 1938. La scena politica internazionale era allora dominata dalla preoccupazione che, nei paesi democratici, destavano la dittatura di Hitler in Germania e quella di Mussolini in Italia; analoga apprensione si nutriva per gli sviluppi del regime staliniano nella Russia sovietica.

Croesus and Cassandra – by Carl Sagan

2019-07-06T11:56:14+01:00July 6th, 2019|CULTURE, POLITICS|

A vital aspect of global warming is the interface between the predictions and the policy responses. We humans have a rich tradition on the confrontation of prophecy and politics. and some of the most instructive lessons trace back to classical Greece