Saturday, April 13, 2024

Plato’s Wine Cave

“The opposite of knowledge is not ignorance, but deceit and fraud” -Jean Baudrillard If you look at whatever current ‘thing’ is trending right now in the...

Do We Need a Popular Front Against Contemporary Fascism?

‘Fascism’ today is an invective and a tool of propaganda rather than a concept helping us to understand matters. Yet the lockdowns in the name of...

The Tail Wags the Dog: Governance by Narrative Control

Propaganda is endemic to politics, economics, and culture in mass society. Any attempt to make sense of the modern world must take propaganda into...
Benjamin Netanyahu portrait

Propaganda in the Interpretations and Representations of the Gaza War

The event that began with the Hamas attack on Israel was narrated in Western mass media and mainstream politics as shocking the world by...

What we don’t know is killing us: The urgency of propaganda study under COVID

For those of us who study propaganda critically, and seek to do this all-important work as public intellectuals, these last two years have been...

Symposium: Prospects for Rights in the COVID-19 Times

Editors’ Note: There is no shortage of scholars who have come out publicly to say that the story of COVID-19 is a story about...
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Orisanmi Burton’s ‘Tip of the Spear’: a review by Professor Jared Ball

I decenter these duly noted, juridically mediated, and scholastically authorized sources of evidence, focussing instead on “discredited,” “inadmissible,” and “untrustworthy” modes of knowledge, analysis...

Propaganda Trudeau Style

“What do you do with someone with an allergy? What do you do with someone who’s immunocompromised, or someone who for religious reasons…or deep...
Jurgen Habermas Portrait

Cancelling Habermas

On Feb. 15, 2023, left-liberal newspaper Die Zeit published an op-ed by Eva Illouz with the meaningful title ‘I long for a total victory’...
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Guy Debord’s Warning of “The Role of the Expert”: A Philosophical Perspective on the...

Abstract Why are we bombarded by fact-checks and “anti-disinformation” efforts in our timeline scrolls? When one reads news, further, they often find that “experts” are...