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The Philosopher as Functionary: An Open Letter to David Benatar

  t is hard to overestimate the impact of the French student uprisings of May 1968 on the philosophy of the so-called post-68 generation, that group of politically awakened academics that included, among many others, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, Alain Badiou and Jacques Ranciere. For these thinkers, some of whom were the most […]

Caster Runs With Every Black Woman’s Struggles & Triumphs

  aster Semenya’s devastating runs on the athletics track this year all around the world has installed her as the world’s leading athlete in the women’s 800m going into the discipline’s finals at 2016 Rio Olympics on August 20. The event carries significance and power for every black woman living in a South Africa entrenched […]

‘Exploit the Weak… Work! Consume! Die’: Power and Revolt in Comic Books

  lobal warming means that 2016 in on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. In March, figures released by Oxfam showed that the 62 richest people on Earth own as much as half of the world’s population. Elon Musk has plans to build a ‘direct democracy’ on Mars, when we barely have […]

Zimbabwe, Malema & the Court Jesters

  Fezokuhle Mthonti & Vimbai Midzi There is something about the way in which Nina Simone’s voice deepens every time she sings her 1971 hit New World Coming off the Here Comes the Sun album: There’s a new world coming And it’s just around the bend There’s a new world coming This one’s coming to […]