Invoking Hope Arrives (June 30, 2020)

Today my book, Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times (University of Minnesota Press) has been offically released. For anyone who is interested, I did a more than one-hour long interview on the book with University of Florida alum Camelia Raghinaru for her extraordinary and timely podcast, ‘Theory to No End.‘ The book’s mainContinue reading “Invoking Hope Arrives (June 30, 2020)”

The Problem with Bad Universals; or, Why Today “Black Lives Matter” includes “All Lives Matter,” but “All Lives Matter” does not include “Black Lives Matter” (June 19,2020)

The protests following the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has brought back into prominence the phrase, “Black Lives Matter.”  This has resulted in such admittedly symbolic but still necessary gestures as the Mayor of Washington renaming a portion of 16th Street leading up to the White House Black Lives Matter Plaza.  The phraseContinue reading “The Problem with Bad Universals; or, Why Today “Black Lives Matter” includes “All Lives Matter,” but “All Lives Matter” does not include “Black Lives Matter” (June 19,2020)”