Thoughts on Western antisemitism and the treatment of minorities in the nation-state era

These are thoughts inspired from reading Talal Asad’s Formations of the Secular. My main little intuition is that there is a peculiar difference between historical western perception of ‘the Jew’ before and after the creation of the state of Israel. A Jew with Israel around is somewhat less threatening than a Jew somewhere in Europe. […]

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The Real

An anti-war activist at the US congress screaming “war criminal” to Condoleeza Rice before being stopped Check the look on Condoleeza Rice’s face. It tells you everything.

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The rituals of legislative rulings

When the U.S. House of Representative voted to put the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on the list of terrorist organizations, Iran’s Parliament agreed on qualifying the C.I.A. and the U.S. army of terrorist organizations. This can be read as follows: Any form of resistance must pass by the vocabulary of the hegemonic, here being […]

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