A Case of the Deadlock of Political Correctness | Slavoj Žižek

From the girls’ standpoint, what happened was a clear-cut case of male-chauvinist harassment, “objectivizing” women as sexual prey, while from the workers’ standpoint, their exclusion was a no less clear-cut case of maintaining a class distinction, of protecting the white middle class from the contact with ordinary workers. Continue reading A Case of the Deadlock of Political Correctness | Slavoj Žižek

The Violence of Security: Hindu Nationalism and the Politics of Representing ‘the Muslim’ as a Danger (Part I) | Dibyesh Anand

Hindutva is targeted at transforming the Indian state and controlling the Muslim and Christian minorities. At the same time, the primary goal is to transform the Hindus, to ‘‘awaken the Hindu nation’’ Continue reading The Violence of Security: Hindu Nationalism and the Politics of Representing ‘the Muslim’ as a Danger (Part I) | Dibyesh Anand

Is it wrong to Topple Statues and rename Schools? (Part II) | Joanna Burch-Brown

People who favour the preservation of statues and historic place-names often argue that place-names and statues do not necessarily confer honour. Instead, they serve to remind us of both the good and bad aspects of history, and in doing so play and important pedagogical role by reminding us of human fallibility and the complexity of human lives. Continue reading Is it wrong to Topple Statues and rename Schools? (Part II) | Joanna Burch-Brown

Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part I)| Steven Smith

There is nothing shameful about lions preying on zebras; that is what lions do. The same is true for humans. The weak are the natural prey for the strong. Polus, like so many people, likes to talk tough, but in the end cannot face up to the consequences of his own words. 

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On the “#Me Too” Movement | Prerna Anilkumar

It created moments of disclosures. These moments were the moments of liberation for millions of survivors of sexual harassment. Without this uncovering, no true step towards freedom would have been possible. There was definitely a setting free. But whether there was a deliverance, only time will tell. Continue reading On the “#Me Too” Movement | Prerna Anilkumar