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Out There

A review of “Supernatural America: the Paranormal in American Art” by Leif Bergerud.

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The Sacrificial Logic of Vaccination

@fitnessfeelingz on the deep connection between vaccination and human sacrifice.

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Mimetic Desire and Serial Monogamy: the Case of Roger Waters

Love triangles derive from the triangular structure of desire. (Guest post by Mark Anspach.)

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Hip, Woke, Square: Postscript on Mailer

“Woke” once denoted an oppositional mentality. How has it come to mean something close to “square”?

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Girard’s Revelation

For René Girard, the Gospels have already revealed the most fundamental truths. What, then, is his own contribution to knowledge?

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Crisis and Differentiation

For René Girard, social crisis is the result of a loss of differences.

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Mimetic Acceleration and Capitalist Hyperintelligence

On Accelerationism and Mimetic Theory

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The Violence of Institutions, or Girard avec Foucault

René Girard and Michel Foucault shared an abiding interest in the violence embedded in institutions.

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Right Marcuseanism

Herbert Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” is often cited as the progenitor of the censorious left, but its real ideological heirs are now on the right.

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Theorycels in Trumpworld

The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.