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Postmodernism Poststructuralism Technology Theory

The Simulation of Violence after 9/11

Is totalized simulation a strategy of conflict management or a driver of conflict? Some of both.

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Technology Theory

The Intellectual Origins of Surveillance Tech

The philosophical backgrounds of Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp and his co-founder Peter Thiel offer surprising insights into the company’s guiding ethos.

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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.”