The New Yorker has a new essay on the metaphysics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The essay does not deal with metaphysics at all, being a lot more interested in biography and cultural politics, but in a way that is proper and unsurprising, since there is no metaphysics in…
One tries to make sense of contemporary geopolitics and a pattern emerges. The two critical developments in recent years were the trade and technology…
Some notes: The historical significance of the pandemic is the way it introduces a wholly new technological equation. There were past ages when…
The Financial Times has a piece up on how Putin is again lambasting against colour revolutions and promising to keep the Russian near abroad free of…
I was in Kazakhstan a month ago and had the opportunity to meet a number of current and former officials. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have to report I…
The fourth film of the Matrix franchise, Matrix Resurrections, begins with the suggestive gambit that the first three films were actually a popular…
At the beginning of Don’t Look Up, the two scientists played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio quickly discover the comet and calculate its…
I could never see myself as belonging to the left. If one passion animates my political thinking that is the belief in an open, unpredictable future…
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