A new Arena for dangerous times: responding to world events and cultural trajectories—participating in the emerging debates
No death cult here: broadening and deepening the eco-protest
The global security emergency and its economic eruptions
Identity and emotion appear to be playing a role in politics neither tapped in opinion polls nor understood very well by politicos of the Left, and the centre-Left especially.
The effects of the GFC continue to play out in the novel processes of globalisation as linked to the power and reach of the techno-sciences
Circumstances, and sorting them through, may bring us now to a much clearer knowledge of the sources of human precariousness.
In our world today where an older left progressive outlook is combined with Development as a primary value, the notion of the social itself is superseded.
On both sides of this politics there is an often rabid concern with boundaries and differences—think Manus Island and Border Force, but also no-platforming and trigger warnings.
One of the vastly different aspects of anything that can be considered cultural politics today is its expression as identity politics, and as pointed out by others, the alt-Right itself fits this description.
Korea and Jerusalem: global flashpoints in the new world order
Here, then, in Paris, in one of the heartlands of the Western tradition/logos, in one of the oldest universities in the world, there seems to have been a sense that the whole of existence was being newly lifted into the political.