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Adam Staley Groves: Trump

Adam Staley Groves: Trump

Trump’s popular appeal may hinge on the fact that he is an elder baby boomer. Clearly the candidate’s on-stage behavior speaks to the generation’s contrarian disposition. For Trump rejects tradition with persistent rebelliousness.

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#Ausnahmslos

#Ausnahmslos

Media coverage of the recent violence in Cologne is perpetuating sexism and racism in the name of feminism. On 9 January, the German magazine Focus carried a photograph on its cover of a naked white woman with black handprints all over her body.

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The Russian Party

The Russian Party

The Russian Party was made up of prominent historians, writers, journalists and editors. These people had access to all the levers that influenced public opinion and created more or less well-organized subcultures.

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Messing With Texas

Messing With Texas

Whenever we’re in danger of forgetting that the modern Republican Party is captive to a movement, one new excitement or another will jolt us back to reality.

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A Virtual Counteroffensive

A Virtual Counteroffensive

Islamic State is "the first group of its kind to have figured out what it can achieve through social media," says former FBI agent Ali Soufan.

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Canadian prime ministers have not often been all that nice….

Canadian prime ministers have not often been all that nice….

Opponents attempted to paint him as a vain celebrity, evidently failing to realize he displayed very little discernable investment in his own image or fame.

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The left in Hong Kong has been inchoate since the 1967 riots…

The left in Hong Kong has been inchoate since the 1967 riots…

“Many people ask me, should we have halted the occupation a lot earlier?” It would seem that Joshua Wong has no regrets. “We could not have stopped the movement,”

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Collective Destruction by Keith Doubt

Collective Destruction by Keith Doubt

What, then, is sociocide? Sociocide resonates with the term demodernization formulated by A. V. Tishkov to account for the consequences of the war in Chechnya.

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Arsenal Fans in the Millwall End

Arsenal Fans in the Millwall End

The media have tried to portray Corbyn as boring, but surely a vote for him in a general election would be a vote for a bloody military coup. Hardly boring.

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Adam Staley Groves: Iowa Nasty

Adam Staley Groves: Iowa Nasty

Now it seems the state’s radical conservatives are degrading the historic, populist-provincial mentality of Iowa; they are revising the state’s legacy within the broader historical context of national politics, a national politics that has had, by extension, influence on the rest of the world in terms of civil rights.

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General Theory of Corbynomics

General Theory of Corbynomics

I noted a report in The Independent yesterday about comments that the shadow chancellor, Chris Leslie, had made about what he called Corbynomics. These are, I presume, the policies announced by Jeremy Corbyn nearly two weeks ago.

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Revolutionary Citizenship

Revolutionary Citizenship

Let me begin with a hypothesis, one I'd like to think Henri might agree with: revolutionary citizenship is not a right: it has to be taken, recreated anew, struggled for – not rubber-stamped.

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Maps are expressions not only of power, but of desire…

Maps are expressions not only of power, but of desire…

A critical cartography is the idea that maps – like other texts such as the written word, images or film – are not (and cannot be) value-free or neutral.

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‘Hegemony makes people lazy and powerful enough to repress critics’

‘Hegemony makes people lazy and powerful enough to repress critics’

My approach is that I see populism as an ideology. By saying that populism is an ideology rather than a discourse, I assume that they mean what they say.

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Just Sick Enough

Just Sick Enough

I used to buy The Sun newspaper. Not just to fit in with mates at secondary school but right into my first year at university. I knew there was something to be ashamed of in this filthy habit.

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A Logic of War

A Logic of War

In postmodernity, localities, cities, nations, and all types of spaces and communities began to develop distinctive qualities to attract the flows of global capital. Postmodern culture was thus fully subsumed in the production and marketing of difference.

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In the Politics

In the Politics

In the Politics, Aristotle famously defines man as zoon politikon, the political animal. But what does it mean to say of man that he is the political animal?

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Three Ways of Arguing With a Communist

Three Ways of Arguing With a Communist

They do not seem to see that, to such young people, the Capitalist in question only seems to be saying, "I am a greedy old scoundrel, and I forbid you to be anything else."

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