The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague — O Society

by Jared Sexton edited by O Society April 1, 2020 Those who see Trump as a messianic figure believe the coronavirus will put a fallen world right again. Trump answers questions Tuesday afternoon for a Fox News virtual town hall (most watched in history) surrounded by a frame of graphics. In the lower right-hand corner, a […]

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Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What’s Next? — Patterns of Meaning

Coronavirus is a political crucible, melting down and reshaping current norms. Will the new era be a “Fortress Earth” or a harbinger of a transformed society based on a new set of values? Think Bigger Whatever you might be thinking about the long-term impacts of the coronavirus epidemic, you’re probably not thinking big enough. Our […]

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The Probable Implications of the Coronavirus Crisis — Costas Lapavitsas, Katharina Pistor, David Runciman — Economic Sociology and Political Economy

> Costas Lapavitsas: “This Crisis has exposed the absurdities of Neoliberalism. That doesn’t mean it’ll destroy it… The nation-state has always been at the heart of neoliberal capitalism, guaranteeing the class rule of the dominant corporate and financial bloc through selective interventions at critical moments. Moreover, [now] these interventions were accompanied by strongly authoritarian measures… […]

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The Language of Neoliberalism — O Society

Mitja Sardoc interviews Henry Giroux Dec 2018 This interview with Henry Giroux was conducted by Mitja Sardoč, of the Educational Research Institute, in the Faculty of the Social Sciences, at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In this interview, Prof. Henry Giroux engages with some of the most challenging issues associated with the neoliberal educational agenda. In the introductory […]

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A time to engage

A week is truly a long time in politics. On Saturday, March 11, when the assembly election results of five states were declared, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s legions of supporters were awash in euphoria. Journalists and commentators ran out of superlatives to describe the party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: stupendous, stunning, spectacular, magnificent, monumental, and, of course, the much abused ‘historic’.

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