Vincent Raphael: The Sovereign Trickster. Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte
Phillipines: After six years of a political death campaign and up to 30 extrajudicial killings, the Philippines went to the polls in May. The inexplicable thing is that the Filipinos have chosen to let the Marcos era be resumed in version 000. President WW's daughter was elected to take up the post of vice-president in a race with former dictator Marcos' son.
Julia Adeney Thomas and Geoff Eley: Visualizing Fascism. The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right
FASCISM: This does not necessarily manifest itself through mass spectacles and revolutionary fractures, and it is not a primarily European phenomenon. But like a product of political crises in the modern capitalist states.
Harriet Evans: Beijing from Below. Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital'sCenter
CHINA: On the edge of the republic, the cultural revolution and market capitalism: Beijing from Below provides a unique insight into China of today – through life stories belonging to the urban people who have not found a place in either official history or official economic progress.
Kristoffer Momrak, Johan Huizinga, Aristotle, translated by Tormod Eide, Hannah Arendt translated by Per Qvale Solum, Kojin Karatani: The Metropolises of the Middle East, The Destroyed World, Politics, About Revolutions, Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy
IDEA HISTORY: Is Greece more of a cultural periphery in the Middle East than the origin of our modern democracy? Aristotle believed that the Phoenicians in Carthage, like the law – isonomia – had a better democracy than Athens – the so-called cradle of democracy.
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey: Fencing in Democracy. Borderwalls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State
NECRO STATE CITIZENSHIP: There has been a lot of laughter at Trump's "beautiful" wall, but the borderland between the United States and its neighbor to the south has been militarized and cut up by fences and walls for more than a decade.
Neda Atanasoski, Kalindi Vora: Surrogate Humanity. Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures
: TECHNOLIBERALISM: Here are discussions about everything from robotization of manual labor over so-called sharing economy to artificial intelligence, automated warfare and technological emotional and sex work.
Göknel Günel: Spaceship in the Desert. Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi
: «GREEN GROWTH»: Ethnographer Gökçe Günel has followed the development of the planned carbon-neutral Masdar City Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates – funded by this one of the world's most oil-dependent governments.
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