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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 Theory Outsiders Poststructuralism Theory

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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Outsiders Postmodernism Poststructuralism Theory Theory on the Outside Wild Theory

Theorycels in Trumpworld

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

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Mimetic Theory Outsiders Wild Theory

Sacrificing the Founder

The recent toppling of statues reveals the triumph of what Nietzsche called “critical history” over “monumental history.”

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Mimetic Theory Outsiders The Outside Wild Theory

Preliminary Theory of the In-Group Contrarian

The In-Group Contrarian is a simultaneously marginal and a central figure for understanding social media dynamics.