Will dampen the greenhouse effect by manipulating the atmosphere with synthetic emissions
When the climate becomes the main focus for cross-border politics, this is not necessarily good news. Clima Leviathan is trying to provide a political forecast for the climate crisis.
To the youth nowadays
The aging Alain Badiou has written an advanced confirmation speech about existential torment as an opening towards a better society.
A mirror image of the Cuba crisis
WEAPON SUPPORT: If the West gives more weapons to Ukraine, it only means that Russia's will continue to escalate the war. The consequence of the arms support is clear: It will not lead to Ukrainian victory, but to the destruction of Ukraine with hundreds of thousands of young Russians and Ukrainians killed.
DESIRE: About the intersex subject and revolutionary impatience. A resistance made possible by the 'potentia gaudendi', the reserve of unrestrained 'pleasure potency' which constitutes the basic assumption of the philosophy of desire from Reich to Deleuze and Guattari. 'Polemical non-fiction'? Paul B. Preciado takes up Engels' confrontation with the norms of "the family, the state and private property".
The masses and the people
PSYCHOLOGY: Is it possible to understand why the majority choose a leader or a slave-like existence?
Magicians and prophets about the future of nature
In an effective mix of polemics and history of ideas, this book shows how the environmental situation is a product of the ideas we have about it.
Politically correct porn book on French oppression
KOLONISEX: Middle-class porn or a welcome new look at sexual relations during the colonial era? That is the question of critics of the French magnificent Sexe, race et colonies.
Caught in our own snare
In this ecological martial art, two academics declare a settlement with their own generation on behalf of their grandchildren. The result is a bumpy but sincere book – which succeeds best when it calls for direct action and declares ecological state of emergency.
Foreign political shadow play
Laurent Larcher calls for openness, value proposition and debate on French foreign policy. The author claims that France's elite of power conceals its real agenda behind meaningless statements and secrecy.
The environmental crisis from the perspective of the stars
The day we help rather than disrupt the climate, we can talk about the "mature anthropocene".
The power of impotence
We need a new activism – not through revolutionary change, but through systematic efforts to develop a humane and free society.
Can the technology revolution bring us out of disability?
ESSAY: Today, the extreme state is different than in the post-war period, when Sartre and Heidegger wrote about anxiety and authenticity. The existential threat today lies primarily in an uncertain planetary future.
- We must be happy, even with the prospect of extinction
INTERVIEW: The Italian activist philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi talks to MODERN TIMES about America's arrogance, loneliness, rebellion, mortality, and Buddhism as role models.
Can the forests come crawling back?
NATURE: Afforestation is the cozy climate solution everyone likes. Fred Pearce believes it is far more important to fight logging and rather let the forest grow back on its own. He points out that with 25 per cent more trees, these would be able to pull as much as 200 billion tonnes of CO000 out of the atmosphere – enough in itself to keep us below the target of a 2 degree temperature rise by 1,5.
Why is love political?
PSYCHOLOGY: Love is not a project of isolation, but a project of freedom, according to Seyda Kurt: The freedom to be able to choose for oneself is about radical tenderness, about justice.
Artificial intelligence or human whims?
The mathematician Hannah Fry has explored the shortcomings and possibilities of artificial intelligence. A fruitful division of labor between machine and human is possible – and necessary, she believes.
The eco-anarchist on Greek Hydra: To be able to step out of our western everyday life
PORTRAIT: Can you today live a life where you sing until sunrise and dance at sunset? According to Don Lowe, all Greeks are anarchists at heart.
To salvage what is salvaged can
TECHNOLOGY: Are artificial intelligence and drones good news for nature and the protection of the planet's ecosystems?
A counterbalance to today's cruel lack of solidarity
Totalitarianism? The anarcho-communist critic Franco Berardi believes we have overestimated reason and intelligence as a world-changing force.
We lack faith, not faith in God, but faith in the world
PHILOSOPHY: The immune democracy. According to the Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cwesare, there exists today a political culture ruled by the fear of the foreigner and the future, a sham democracy in favor of security, control and short-term competitive considerations. And those who consider themselves "liberal" today have suffered greatly in standing up to the irrational impulses and decisions that govern the market and the pursuit of short-term profit.
Between humanitarian tourism and moral compromises
New and insightful anthology discusses disaster relief's many dilemmas.
Towards a united humanity
We live in the midst of a world historical drama where revolutionary hope must be kept equal. Only in this way can we build civilization for everyone, claims philosopher Alain Badiou.
Politics, spirituality and religion under the sun of Africa
Religion gets too much room in analyzes of African conflicts, states state scientist Jean-François Bayart.
The pandemic will create a new world order
Mike Davis: According to activist and historian Mike Davis, wild reservoirs, like bats, contain up to 400 types of coronavirus that are just waiting to spread to other animals and humans.
Concealment, secrecy, intimidation
ABUSE: Three men in their forties informed their former school, the Jesuit Canisius College in Berlin, about how two priests had sexually abused them decades ago. This led to countless disclosures – not only of the abuse itself, but of the church's consistent secrecy.