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The Anthropocene: Unearthing Universalism and Resizing Political Narratives

The current geological age is defined by man-made climate and environmental change. The anthropocene crowns centuries of human activity and represents the intersecting of economic development and the biosphere.

Yet, ‘anthropocene’ is more than just a geological term. It lies at the intersection of science and politics, holding the universalist promise of science while falling prey to political recuperation.

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What is the spirit of terrorism?

The term terrorism has been applied to a large spectrum of events and motives: from targeted and symbolic actions to mass shootings; from political radicalism at the turn-of-the-century to present-day religious fundamentalism.

Yet underlying its diversity, the asymmetrical violence of terrorism plunges the gaze of both terrorized and terrorist into the other’s subjectivity. With what effect?

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Climate Change: We are Waiting for Godot

In the battle to act on Climate Change there are those who are determined to act now, there are the skeptics, and there is the majority.

One of the greatest paradoxes is that while the majority agree in principle with the struggle, they remain withdrawn from it in practice. Why?

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To Be or Not To Be Charlie

The Twilight of the Gods did not happen. In the aftermath of the attacks on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, identity politics are once again in the forefront of political debate.

A debate that has revealed the deep-rooted schism within the French and European Left-wing.

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