Category Archives: Philosophy

creeping Sokalism in the academy now extends to entire groups of marginal journals

By ann summers There was once an angry white guy who felt that some Other was doing less reputable academic work outside of his own field and decided to hoax a publication that did not practice rigorous peer-review. Alan Sokal … Continue reading

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disinformation as misinformation and malinformation also involves framing

By ann summers Excellent Mother Jones article on disinformation that offers an opportunity to remind us that the interpretive tools are there, but they get misused or disused. Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created with the intent to … Continue reading

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Organ meats taste irony, because Zombie Irony is back

  By ann summers Movement leader Richard Spencer popularized the phrase “alt-right” to make his ideals more palatable to mainstream journalists, but the term itself actually comprises several disparate groups. In a study of the far right’s manipulation of the … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the Donald Trumpire

By ann summers Those concerned for the fate of our republic must stop arguing that T stole election from H & focus on how T helped P steal our sovereignty — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 15, 2017 These new texts … Continue reading

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Will the Democratic party recuperate from Late Capitalism’s biggest joke

  By ann summers Because you voted for Trump and regret it doesn’t mean you should disavow politics in the future and there may be hope for some transformational movement and/or candidates. Assuming you believe in an emancipatory left, you’ve stuck it … Continue reading

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#TrumpRussia … Bannonism remains, even if Steve plays no golf

By ann summers If the Russians knew about the Syrian chemical weapons strike before it was executed, it raises some interesting questions but is not evidence of increased culpable distance between Trump and Russia. Considerable time and media has been … Continue reading

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Our long National Shake-down continues … Whatabout The Don?

By ann summers “Whataboutism,” with its sly equivalences, false parallels, and misleading analogies, can exhaust and frustrate those who confront it. Putin is an especially skillful practitioner. Now something new is happening. The American president is taking Putin’s “what about … Continue reading

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