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Pre-Marxism in the Last Instance: A Review of Chantal Mouffe’s “For a Left Populism”

by Brant Roberts
“The current political order is riddled with obstacles along legal and economic lines, not to mention the concrete structure of the state, making social democratic reforms appear more utopian than communism.”

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Essays Political Theory

Paradise Under Siege: Institutionalizing the Kashmir Occupation

by Jazzib Akhtar
“The region of Jammu and Kashmir has long been under occupation for 70 years, and on the Indian side it has experienced a long list of human rights abuses.”

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Creative Work Essays Houston Houston Articles

Fresher Fields Than Houston: Wilfred Owen, Z-Ro and the Apocalypse of Imperialism

by M.C. Zendejas
“One must wonder, however, whether this complicity characterizes imperialism as unchangeable, or merely recognizes that immediate change is impossible, that change is not a single event but a historical process. After all, if we are to dare to invent tomorrow’s utopia we must first start by acknowledging today’s dystopia, beginning with our place in it.”

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Creative Work Essays

Death and the Maiden: Reflections on Art and Loss

by Tony McKenna
“I was able to see it again but through different eyes. The painting was transformed. Now the two people the artist depicts seemed more exposed to me, more human.”

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Flood and Fire

by E.M. Conrad
“I left West Virginia because I couldn’t imagine moving on from my grief when it had become a part of the surrounding landscape. I would have found it impossible to do so if every street corner, every hill and patch of road and piece of sidewalk bore witness to death and injustice and dehumanization.”

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Essays Political Theory

Rebels in Eden

By Adam Lupiani
“It is the political violence of police murdering innocent and unarmed black people. A political violence that hangs all of that over a people’s heads as a threat for what happens when the status quo is not followed.”

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Alain Badiou’s Hypothesis and the Arab Left as Contemporaries of May 68

by Dabya
“What united them was not the vocabulary of classes or proletarian leadership, but the vocabulary of revolution and change in the broadest sense. For those who incorporated their bodies, thoughts, affects, and potentialities into a certain political truth procedure, and who became ‘militant[s] of this truth,’ the change had to look a certain way..”

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Essays Political Theory

Between Comrades and Competition: COVID-19 and the Vices of the Human Condition

by L.W.
“Beyond those who risk infection at their jobs, the community oriented, self-sacrificing behavior of many is evidenced, in part, by an explosion of efforts toward charity, mutual aid, and collective action.”

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Direct Action Gets the Goods: The Black Student Union and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Houston, 1985-1987

by Brant Roberts
“It took direct actions, protests, rallies and months of planning to make the dream of divestment a living reality.”