The inaugural issue of Crisis and Critique is out, including Slavoj Zizek (Ljubljana): The Impasses of Today’s Radical Politics; Frank Ruda (FU Berlin): The Indignant of the Earth; Panagiotis Sotiris (Aegean): Alain Badiou and the Aporia of Democracy within Generic Communism; Yuan Yao (Pensee): Lacan and Rational Choice; Srdjan Cvjeticanin (EGS): The Necessity of Philosophy; Jana Tsoneva (CEU): Communism is Wrong; Daniel Tutt reviews Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis by Todd McGowan; Andrew Ryder reviews Badiou and the Philosophers, ed. Tzuchien Tho and Giuseppe Bianco. Marcus E. Green (Otterbein): On the Postcolonial Image of Gramsci. Jan Slaby (FUB): Affectivity and Temporality in Heidegger. Peter Costello (Providence): Arthur Miller and Jacques Derrida: A Friendship Through Death. Daniel Colucciello Barber (ICI-Berlin): Nothing to Do With Philosophy/Stop, Think, Stop. Sara R. Farris (Goldsmiths): Althusser and Tronti: The Primacy of Politics versus the Autonomy of the Political. Kill the philosopher in your head: Anne Boyer on how Althusserianism has always been a Marxism for those who prefer their class struggle as philosophy. Revisiting a scholar unmasked by scandal: The Double Life of Paul de Man, by Evelyn Barish, is the first full biography of the Yale literary theorist who helped turn deconstruction into an insurgent force in American intellectual life. Release of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks reignites debate over Nazi ideology. You can download Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being by Jeff Malpas (2012).
Maureen Ryan (Northwestern): Apartment Therapy, Everyday Modernism, Aspirational Disposability. Michael D. Sousa (Denver): Bankruptcy Stigma: A Socio-Legal Study. From World Policy Journal, a special issue on China/India: Faceoff. The first chapter from The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India by Peter van der Veer. Gustavo Gutierrez of Peru, the founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, receives a hero's welcome at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis. Pope Francis’s first year: How a modest but canny man is approaching the complex task of leading the Roman Catholic church. James Fallows on why cable news should be on a 24-hour delay: The best reactions to breaking news are rarely the first ones. David Wallace-Wells on how Benjamin Kunkel went from novelist to Marxist public intellectual. Dylan Kissane on the real lesson for Eastern Europe from Ukraine. Freed oligarch and Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky defies Kremlin in Kiev. Ukraine troops in Crimea face dilemma: To defect, flee or fight. Let Crimea Go: Next week’s referendum on joining Russia is underhanded, dishonest, absurd — and completely legitimate. Melissa Gira Grant on calling sex work what it is: Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives — basic labor rights will. David Bromwich on how Obama became a publicist for his presidency (rather than the president). Are the Democrats getting too liberal? Andrew Kohut investigates.
Shaun B. Spencer (Mass): The Surveillance Society and the Third-Party Privacy Problem. Deven R. Desai (Thomas Jefferson): Constitutional Limits on Surveillance: Associational Freedom in the Age of Data Hoarding. Ciaran Mc Mahon and Mary Aiken (RCSI): Privacy as Identity Territoriality: Re-Conceptualising Behaviour in Cyberspace. A. Michael Froomkin (Miami): Regulating Mass Surveillance as Privacy Pollution: Learning from Environmental Impact Statements. Andrew Guthrie Ferguson (UDC): Big Data and Predictive Reasonable Suspicion. Kirill Levashov (Columbia): The Rise of a New Type of Surveillance for Which the Law Wasn't Ready. Kimberly N. Brown (Baltimore): Anonymity, Faceprints, and the Constitution. Ben Saul (Sydney): Wikileaks: Information Messiah or Global Terrorist? Alan Butler (EPIC): Standing Up to Clapper: How to Increase Transparency and Oversight of FISA Surveillance. Edward Snowden at SXSW: NSA is “setting fire to the Internet”. With NSA overreach, nobody is safe from confirmation bias: Matthew Harwood on the terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield. From ProPublica, you know who else collected metadata? The Stasi. The value of privacy: Monica Rozenfeld on safeguarding your information in the age of the Internet of Everything. They're watching you on email, on Reddit, on the phone, at the mall — what are you going to do? Andrew Leonard interviews Julia Angwin, author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. Are you too paranoid about digital privacy, or not paranoid enough? Davey Alba on 7 ways to reclaim your digital privacy.