Category Archives: politics. theory-in-practice

We Might Overcome, Maybe, If We Really Work at It

As I wrote over at Black Masks the other day, all of the Obama love has my deconstructive sense tingling. I think I’ll let Ill Doctrine offer my hesitation: The work is never finished. This theme has been rearing its … Continue reading

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Derrida on Levinas

I’ve been enjoying Derrida’s performative essay “At This Very Moment in This Work Here I Am… (He will have obligated [Il aura oblige]).” In the essay, Derrida explains that a reader can never be sure if the final clause of … Continue reading

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Responsibility for others

Normally I let Mrxk deal with this kind of stuff. He’s good at it. Witty. Poignant. Firm. But I guess, since he hasn’t hit this one yet, I’ll take it. So, if you’re reading this, you probably know I’m writing … Continue reading

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