New in Ceasefire, Radar Reports - Thursday, April 2, 2015 20:47 - 1 Comment
In our latest 'Radar Reports' column, correspondents from On Our Radar's Nigeria network report on a historical moment in their country's history.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 30, 2015 12:22 - 0 CommentsIn addition to his influential role in contemporary philosophy, Alain Badiou is also a political activist. In the penultimate essay of his series on the French thinker's ideas, Andrew Robinson summarises Badiou's work with the Organisation Politique in the context of a wider critique of his political theories.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 14:20 - 0 CommentsIn the eighth installment of his ten-part series on the political thought of Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson examines the French thinker's specifically political ideas.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 9, 2015 17:45 - 0 CommentsIn this seventh of his ten-part series on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores what happens after the Event and its unfolding, and examines a number of possible pitfalls with Badiou's theory. Do actual revolutions unfold in the way which Badiou models? And can Badiou deal with Event-like processes with reactionary consequences?
New in Ceasefire, Reflections - Friday, January 30, 2015 11:01 - 0 Comments'The Commonality of Strangers', a new exhibition launching today at the New Art Exchange, is a reminder that belonging is a set of alliances and allegiances and not something that can be defined in terms of ancestral claims, skin colour, and packaged territorial boundaries, argues Roger Bromley.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:54 - 1 CommentIn his latest column on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores how the French theorist believes an Event should be unfolded or followed in revolutionary politics. Robinson covers three key Badiousian concepts: the Truth, the revolutionary subject, and the ethical principle of fidelity to an Event.
Diary of a Domestic Extremist, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, January 8, 2015 20:05 - 1 CommentContinuing his examination of the decline of radical activism, Mikhail Goldman explores the theory that we are all very anxious. Precarious employment, continuous surveillance and the threat of sanctions under modern capitalism paralyse us and make us more alone than ever. We need to recognise and fight these obstacles to solidarity.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, December 15, 2014 11:13 - 9 CommentsBadiou's theory of the Event is the lynchpin of his influential, but controversial, theory of revolutionary politics. In the fifth instalment of his series, Andrew Robinson traces the contours of the Event, and its fundamental attributes, such as undecidability, ontological disruption, and unfoundedness. He also examines which historical revolts are viewed by Badiou as authentic Events – and why some historical revolts fall short.
Diary of a Domestic Extremist, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 21:16 - 10 Comments
Diary of a Domestic Extremist | Obstacles to Solidarity: On the Decline of Radical Activism in the UKFive years ago, radical activism in the UK appeared to be entering a golden age. Today, it seems to have run out of momentum and ideas. In his latest column, Mikhail Goldman examines the sources of the malaise, and potential ways out of it.
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