Out-Lefted

Out-Lefted

“How was school today?” It was great. My friends and I talked about Zizek and Lacan. And Marx. And Baudrillard. And, um, Deleuze. As a high schooler, I am not able to understand the complexity and nuance of this scholarship. But who cares? I felt radical...
A political age

A political age

We are children of our age, it’s a political age. All day long, all through the night, all affairs—yours, ours, theirs— are political affairs. Whether you like it or not, your genes have a political past, your skin, a political cast, your eyes, a political slant....
Facing Facts

Facing Facts

Confronting inequality in India. A 2011 census revealed that half of all Indian households have to practice open defecation. Nearly half of all Indian children are underweight (compared to 25 percent in sub-Saharan Africa), and as Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze point out,...
Canada’s Spiritual Quest

Canada’s Spiritual Quest

Learning to imagine ourselves. Here we are, a good half-century into the environmental movement. This half-century could also be described as tens of millions of hours devoted by citizens to lobbying on behalf of the environment, protesting, calling for change. And we...
Mystical Anarchism

Mystical Anarchism

Simon Critchley on invisibility, opacity, resonance. We are living through a long anti-1960s. The various anticapitalist experiments in communal living and collective existence that defined that period seem to us either quaintly passé, laughably unrealistic, or...