Unfortunately, a well-reasoned critique of consumer capitalism isn’t enough to stop the tears of your betrayed loved ones when you have rightfully boycotted “The Holidays.” And while “planting a tree in your name” seems to be entirely socially acceptable, “I wrote your name on a rock and threw it at a cop” seems not to be.
Stars Hallow: A secret haven for continental philosophy and critical theory?
Before “37 Totally Awesome Lemurs,” before “23 Things Every Who Grew Up in [insert terrible hometown] Knows” and before everyone became obsessed with rules for writing according to revered authors, there was Friedrich Nietzsche and a simple listical he wrote to friend.
Existentialism is a field of philosophy that grapples with human existence and flourished in post-war Europe in the 1940s and 1950s.
Of course, these thinkers of human existence were also dealing with their own. Namely, that their lives were a bizarre shit-storm of mental breakdowns, drug-induced genius and tremendous backlash from the societies they lived in.
May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Riots in Chicago and is often celebrated by anarchists, socialists and labor organizations alike. These posters come from Russia, Cuba, Palestine, Mexico, Turkey and the United States and span from 1894 to current day.
A year in review.
15 critical theory books that come out next year.
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