In India, the peasantry was not disappearing. Archaism remained culturally dominant across the board.
January 9, 2014
Let me say it again: the kind of diversity I wanted him to address but didn’t find in his book is economic diversity.
Badiou informed Balibar that he, Balibar, was a reformist. “And you, monsieur,” Balibar replied, “are a theologian.”
January 24, 2011
What would it look like from a comparative perspective that takes colonialism too with proper gravity?
There’s no way around it: Commonwealth is an irritating book.
August 4, 2009
So once upon a time there was an enchanted world and now it’s gone. Or is it?
July 5, 2007
Among the things I will miss most about Richard Rorty is his hopefulness—an intelligent and self-correcting hopefulness.
December 13, 2006
Since the cause is just, it’s a shame that it’s tainted by the moral strong-arming of “because it’s the right thing.”