Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chomsky on Anarchism

Pretty interesting discussion with Noam Chomsky answering media questions…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuiQOhNpJeE Referring to oppressive state and other forms and structures he states ” …societies were stable because people regarded those structures as legitimate… throughout human life there’s a whole variety of

Chomsky on Anarchism

Pretty interesting discussion with Noam Chomsky answering media questions…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuiQOhNpJeE Referring to oppressive state and other forms and structures he states ” …societies were stable because people regarded those structures as legitimate… throughout human life there’s a whole variety of

Planning and Critical Theory: Opening up Political Possibility (1)

This is a first of a series of posts that is going to examine the theme of urban critical theory, planning, and political possibility.  In this first post, I want to take a quick look at the interpretation of Habermas’s

Planning and Critical Theory: Opening up Political Possibility (1)

This is a first of a series of posts that is going to examine the theme of urban critical theory, planning, and political possibility.  In this first post, I want to take a quick look at the interpretation of Habermas’s

Democracy, David Foster Wallace, and Me

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Below is the (modified) text of the paper I just gave at the Political Geography Pre-Conference before the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  It is drawn from my recent book…

Democracy, David Foster Wallace, and Me

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Below is the (modified) text of the paper I just gave at the Political Geography Pre-Conference before the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  It is drawn from my recent book…

Hannah Arendt and nuclear weapons

In her book, On Revolution Arendt discusses the impacts of technology on the division between citizens and the military explaining that the new weapons developed near WWI had changed fighters into military. On a larger scale she discusses the impacts

Hannah Arendt and nuclear weapons

In her book, On Revolution Arendt discusses the impacts of technology on the division between citizens and the military explaining that the new weapons developed near WWI had changed fighters into military. On a larger scale she discusses the impacts

This is exactly whats wrong with energy policy

I couldn’t find a better exemplary of the faith of capitalist, technocratic solutions to our energy and climate problems than in this article by Justin Gillis. He is critical of the urgency behind climate policy, yet he explains that policy should still just

This is exactly whats wrong with energy policy

I couldn’t find a better exemplary of the faith of capitalist, technocratic solutions to our energy and climate problems than in this article by Justin Gillis. He is critical of the urgency behind climate policy, yet he explains that policy should still just

Energy and Culture

Laura Nader released an edited volume called The Energy Reader in 2010 compromised of a series of essays by influential thinkers, activists, and professionals adding up to something akin to an anthropology of energy.  This view mandates a look at the

Energy and Culture

Laura Nader released an edited volume called The Energy Reader in 2010 compromised of a series of essays by influential thinkers, activists, and professionals adding up to something akin to an anthropology of energy.  This view mandates a look at the

Richard Wolff on Democracy

Wolff, author of Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, suggests that the modes of production and consumption need to be democratized.  Democracy needs to be extended into the place of labor, in the place of work, where most people spend

Richard Wolff on Democracy

Wolff, author of Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, suggests that the modes of production and consumption need to be democratized.  Democracy needs to be extended into the place of labor, in the place of work, where most people spend