The Collapse of Racial Liberalism – Nils Gilman

While a politics of ethno-racial identity have roared into the mainstream of both the Democratic and Republican parties, this parallelism by no means entails moral equivalence. For one side the goal is to complete the march through the institutions in order to end the four-centuries-long legacy of white supremacy. For the other it is about… Continue reading The Collapse of Racial Liberalism – Nils Gilman

If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it? — Michael Schulson — Aeon Essays

“People expect gambling addicts to care about winning. But according to Schüll, compulsive gamblers pursue a kind of trance-like focus, which she calls ‘the machine zone’. In this zone, Schüll writes, ‘time, space and social identity are suspended in the mechanical rhythm of a repeating process’.” – If the internet is addictive, why don’t we… Continue reading If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it? — Michael Schulson — Aeon Essays

An Atlas of the Clouds

“Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at the College of Liberal Art and Social Sciences at DePaul University, has coined the term “the right to forget where one is from”. In his book Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it Means to be a Human Being in the New Millennium, he suggested that embracing forgetfulness “dispenses with the… Continue reading An Atlas of the Clouds

Among the Disrupted

“Every phone in every pocket contains a “picture of ourselves,” and we must ascertain what that picture is and whether we should wish to resist it.” – Among the Disrupted