Neil Gaiman visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

November 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman visits Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Best of Sheldon Wolin

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? 

Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, Professor of Politics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry.

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Syria’s War: Through the eyes of the people

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sheri Berman, professor of political science, Barnard College; author, The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century (2006) and The Social Democratic Moment: Ideas and Politics in the Making of Interwar Europe (1998); “Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe”

Race, not a Biological, but a Social Reality

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Race, not a Biological, but a Social Reality: a guest post by Abbas Naqvi.

Mike Brown was not black. Neither was Eric Garner. Nor was Trayvon Martin. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that there is no such thing as black, white, or yellow, from a biological standpoint. Race is a cultural/political phenomenon that has been used to manipulate, control and oppress populations, at times under the veil of science; however, in reality from a scientific perspective, it is a mere optical illusion.  As we struggle to comprehend how racially motivated murder can still be ubiquitous in America, it is helpful to consider the pseudoscience that has delineated, and thus divided, us as a nation, as well as the scientific research that shows that our differences are negligible, yet inform split-second life-and-death decisions. Decisions like whether a handheld object is likely to be a bag of Skittles or a gun.

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Privatisation of the NHS

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

In the following, Allyson Pollock gives a talk on the privatisation of the NHS.

Hannah Arendt on Zur Person

October 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hannah Arendt interviewed on Zur Person, with English subtitles. The program was recorded not long after the publication of Eichmann in Jerusalem.

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