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Daily Archives: September 9, 2009

The Critchley-Žižek Debate

Remember the thrilling debate between Simon Critchley and Slavoj Žižek? Here it is again: 1. Simon Critchley publishes Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance2. Slavoj Žižek writes in the London Review of Books: “Resistance is Surrender”3. T.J. Clark and David Graeber respond4. Žižek strikes back5. …and elaborates further in chapter 7 of In Defense [...]
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Bernstein Tapes is the sequel to an actual tape recording of J.M. Bernstein’s lecture on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit in Berkeley, CA, 1994. The contained recordings of his lectures have nothing to do with tapes, but the inspiration remains the same. They are downloadable and freely distributable.
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Slavoj Žižek – Liebe dein Symptom wie Dich selbst!

A documentary made in 1996 about the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. [youtube=]
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"What's the Matter With Kansas?"

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The Right to Health

by Noga Arikhafrom LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY
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Trial by Fire

Cameron Todd Willingham, Texas and the death penalty. from THE NEW YORKER, September 7 2009   The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, [...]
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The Man Who Changed the World

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story. Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject [...]
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