How Donald Trump will actually save America

Sophia Tesfaye has said in a Salon article that “Trump is radicalizing his followers”. This is just another example of the bad habit of the apologists of American politics to invert the order of explanation to protect the debacle that the American body politics is from seeing the shadow of its now morbidly obese underbelly.     […]


On the Photo of Aylan Kurdi and the Political and Moral Duty to Shock

Traditionally, memorialization has been a subdomain of history and, understandably, the artifacts of memorialization have had the impersonal enormity of the epic narration of history. Monuments are particularly good at showing the underlying moral tones of the national articulations of history. Elevated in statuesque immortality and materially magnified for the naked eye, the men of […]

Trumping the Republican Party

I think you may have misconstrued Donald Trump’s political project. Donald Trump is a performative reductio ad absurdum of the GOP’ as a political project.  And, as it turns out, the argument is devastatingly powerful. Trump has beaten liberal America at the game that, for at least two decades, it wanted most to win. He […]

The Moosbrugger Defense: On Poor Reading Habits, Primitivism and Expiation of Social Violence

As it often happens, unsolicited wisdom from academic luminaries appears on my Facebook wall indecently exposing the stream of the collective consciousness of my acquaintances and my acquaintances’ acquaintances. The perverse virtue of the platform consists now of washing upon my shores the intellectual intermittence of those far away with a strange aspect of unsolicited intimacy. […]

You Do Have Something to Hide. The NSA Knows What You Did Last Summer…and Last Night Too.

Juridical Hyperinflation, Extradition Treatises and Prosecutorial Abuse Nobody knows for sure how many laws populate the American legal system but with congress engrossing its folios by an average of 55 federal laws a year yielding an approximate total of 5,000 federal crimes and somewhere around 300,000 violations your possibilities for malfeasance are just about endless. […]

The Arab Spring Comes to Turkey

The Arab Spring continues For the last five days, Turkey has been experiencing a revolt the likes of which have not been seen for long while. Fueled by the vicious assault by the Turkish police force, a humble and peaceful protest against the destruction of trees in the city center of Istanbul transformed into a […]