The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.
“Metamodernism” offers a lens for interpreting the contradictory impulses of liberalism in recent years.
The postmodern emphasis on language derives from the evolution of hi-tech liberal capitalist societies.
Did “Theory” make people skeptical of science, as Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay claim? Jean-François Lyotard’s account of the decline of metanarratives offers another view.
James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose characterize Theory as a “virus” attacking the liberal body politic.
Is totalized simulation a strategy of conflict management or a driver of conflict? Some of both.
Hi-tech networked control and archaic sacrificial systems may seem like opposites, but in fact, they complement each other.
The philosophical backgrounds of Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp and his co-founder Peter Thiel offer surprising insights into the company’s guiding ethos.
“Karen” videos and similar viral images project the threat of social breakdown onto spectacles of ranting women – much like the Maenads of ancient Greece.
The conspiratorial theories about the fireworks outbreaks in US cities tell us something about our collective inundation in another kind of noise.