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by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra | 11.20.2017
Toussaint Louverture is celebrated by some as a saint worthy of his namesake. Recent work by historian Philippe Girard paints a less saintly portrait of this seminal figure of the Haitian Revolution. 
by William Flesch | 10.31.2017
On the power of probability to haunt the ontology of everyday things. 
by Scott Ferguson | 10.13.2017
Universal Basic Income or a federal Job Guarantee? The discussion continues as to whether we should pursue a redistributive welfare system or a predistributive politics that reorganizes social provisioning.  
by Scott Ferguson | 10.10.2017
Those who think Universal Basic Income represents a progressive future ought to think twice about the laissez-faire assumptions behind such proposals. Perhaps the future should be one where work is not rendered obsolete but made a meaningful, inclusive, and collective endeavor.
by Gregory Jusdanis | 10.02.2017
Beauty, whether in the animal or human world, exists in the eye of the beholder. Evolution is as much about allure, sensory delight, and subjective experiences as it as about survival of the fittest.
by William Flesch | 09.25.2017
It is one thing to take inspiration from another's work for one's own creative writing, but it is entirely another to complete a work first conceived and named in another's fiction. What to make of such fictions within fictions?  
by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra | 09.18.2017
According to myth, The Alamo honors the resilience and courage of Anglos and Tejanos pitted against Mexican centralism, brutality, and corruption. In fact, The Alamo is all about emancipation and slavery.
by Scott Ferguson | 09.13.2017
These 9 theses raise questions about what it means to use the signifier “capitalism” to name the economic system money conditions. When we label the totality money mediates “capitalism,” we obscure money’s status as a public utility, make its capacities to serve communal and environmental wellbeing imperceptible. 

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