For René Girard, social crisis is the result of a loss of differences.
René Girard and Michel Foucault shared an abiding interest in the violence embedded in institutions.
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.
The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.
The recent toppling of statues reveals the triumph of what Nietzsche called “critical history” over “monumental history.”
The In-Group Contrarian is a simultaneously marginal and a central figure for understanding social media dynamics.