What Are The Powers That Be Distracting You From Right Now?

Assange in Court by Craig Murray edited by O Society October 24, 2019 I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to … Continue reading What Are The Powers That Be Distracting You From Right Now?

The Illiberal Arts

by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts

Marvel’s War on Terror

by Joshua Tait edited by O Society August 21, 2019 When the Norse god Loki threatens earth in the 2012 film The Avengers, the “playboy billionaire genius” Tony Stark confronts him in a Manhattan penthouse. Overlooking the cityscape, Stark warns Loki if earth’s most powerful superheroes “can’t protect the earth, you can be damned sure we’ll … Continue reading Marvel’s War on Terror

The Broken Mirror: Intersectionality and the Loss of the Universal

The ‘disarticulation’ of class results in the loss of the possibility of a structural and therefore truly radical critique of capitalism and instead a billion and one private, individualized and antagonistic identities are unleashed. by Tony McKenna  edited by O Society August 15, 2019 Intersectionality is something of a buzzword, both revered and ridiculed. The … Continue reading The Broken Mirror: Intersectionality and the Loss of the Universal

The Medium Versus the Market

https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw by James Poulos edited by O Society August 14, 2019 Why did digital technology so scandalously betray the expectations set by market liberalism? What accounts for the vast divergence between the starring role digital tech was meant to play in the global consummation of market liberalism and the dis­ruptive, discrediting, disillusioning role it actually is … Continue reading The Medium Versus the Market

Corporate Media’s Superficial Coverage Created Fascist Frankenstein Trump

DemocracyNow! edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Dr. Cornel West, I want to ask you about the structure of the debate itself.  Many on social media criticize this kind of pageantry, complete with movie trailer-like montages, which opened the debate last night, as well as Tuesday’s, with some terming it the opening of a sports … Continue reading Corporate Media’s Superficial Coverage Created Fascist Frankenstein Trump

The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics

identarian: adj (comparative more identarian, superlative most identarian) Of or pertaining to the formation of identity. by LeftInNewZealand edited by O Society June 9, 2019 As the days go by, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to declare myself as someone "from the left." Although deep down I know this is where my politics and morals lie. … Continue reading The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics