In war


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In this nomadic, undefined, polymorphous, and unsymmetrical war, the populations on ‘both shores’ of the Mediterranean are taken hostage. And Europe has a nearly irreplaceable function. Yes, we are at war. Or rather, henceforth, we are all in war. We …
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“we don’t like to be called “refugees”

By: Stewart Motha

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The Redundant Refugee “In the first place”, Hannah Arendt wrote in 1943, “we don’t like to be called “refugees”.1 She had escaped Germany, survived the French internment camp in Gurs, and was living in the United States. For Arendt, “there …
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‘Isis in Paris’—By Tariq Ali, Hamid Dabashi and Judith Butler,

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‘Isis in Paris’—By Tariq Ali I am in Paris and passed near the scene of killing on the rue Beaumarchais on Friday evening. I had dinner ten minutes from another target. Everyone I know is safe, but many people I …
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Walter Benjamin: The Refugee and Migrant’—by Esther Leslie

Speaking at Walter Benjamin Now, an event at Whitechapel Gallery marking the 75th anniversary of Benjamin’s death, Esther Leslie thinks through Benjamin’s concepts, in particular the ‘microcosm’, to reflect on the contemporary migrant crisis at the borders of Fortress Europe. …
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Hamid Dabashi, Can Non-Europeans Think?

Hamid Dabashi, Can Non-Europeans Think? Chicago: University of Chicago Press and London: Zed Books, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?     Hamid Dabashi (HD): This book is the most recent culmination of years of thinking about …
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Interview: Gilbert Achcar on the Russian military operation in Syria

By: Ilya Budraitskis

Ilya Budraitskis: It has been several days since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria and the goals and strategy of this operation are still unclear. The explanation coming from Russian officials is unclear. On one hand they …
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Hamid Dabashi

Can a Muslim be gay – or accepting of a fellow Muslim who’s gay?

By: Hamid Dabashi

Ever since the landmark US Supreme Court decision on June 26 making same-sex marriage legal in the US, debate has emerged among Muslims worldwide about the merit of the ruling, with the obvious implication if they as Muslims approve or …
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Amira Hass: “Let me be blunt: Gaza is a Huge Concentration Camp”

By: Amira Hass / Julie Poucher Harbin

  This past Spring Amira Hass, correspondent for Haaretz, spoke at the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University. Hass, an Israeli who has won numerous awards for her reporting, has been covering the region since the early 90s. …
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Grèce hebdo: Etienne Balibar: Grèce -Europe, rapports nécessaires, Interview-Partie B

Étienne Balibar: The relations Greece and Europe need -(part I)

A friend of Nicos Poulantzas and many other Greek intellectuals, Étienne Balibar was in Athens recently for an Institut Français workshop titled “From populism to counter-populism: history and strategy”. Before the meeting he gave an exclusive interview to GrèceHebdo. Translated …
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