On sexual harassment: the accusation is the proof

As anyone with a functional neural system and a moderate acquaintance of western practices can understand, this photo depicts a semi-sexualized version of the perhaps just-as-inexcusable “bunny years”. The reading of this image as an episode of sexual harassment cannot be but an expression of mendacity deployed for the sake of political gain and assertion […]

Goodbye San Remo

If you have ever gotten into a discussion with Hasbara agents, invariably, at some point or other of the conversation you will hear the words San Remo. The argument amounts to a more or less little known legal subterfuge that has been deployed with unwarranted success by the dark forces of the Israeli government to […]

Doomsday Scenario

There is a serious danger that the GOP faces and which could turn into a political catastrophe. This would be triggered by the entry of a third candidate standing to the left of Trump and quite close to Hillary.  The doomsday scenario is this: Trump wins takes the republican nomination and Hillary becomes the democratic […]

Who are Trump?

Trump is merely a magnet running over the debris of American politics. The piles of ideological detritus that dot the political landscape of the country make claims of political identity that seem often improvable and have been for a long time. For instance, identity politics of various shades dresses itself in progressivism while libertarianism claims […]

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 […]