Kalyani Aprajita Mahajan

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A Professor Speaks Out: How Coddled, Hyper Sensitive Undergrads Are Ruining College Learning

<i>Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg</i><p><b>A Professor Speaks Out: How Coddled, Hyper Sensitive Undergrads Are Ruining College Learning</b><p>Things …

Civil Rights

Kissinger poisoned the Middle East: America is living in a quagmire of his making

<b>(Reuters/Pascal Lauener)</b><p>W made matters worse, but the region’s radicalization can all be traced to our steady support of the Shah of Shahs<p>Greg Grandin<p>September 30, 2015 3:22pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard …

Geopolitics

The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War review – how the conflict brought an end to British rule

Yasmin Khan’s important book reveals how India’s wartime role made partition an inevitability

In memory of Edward Said: the one-state solution

With the symbolic recognition this week of the state of Palestine “alongside the state of Israel” in the UK, the decades-long debate was fuelled …

The 10 most celebrated French thinkers

From De Beauvoir to Foucault, Rousseau to Sartre, a roundup of les grands penseurs and things you’re unlikely to hear them say<p><b>René Descartes</b> France’s national philosopher, whose <i>Discourse on Method</i> defined thought as the essential human quality (“I think, therefore I am”) and exemplified one of the …

France

The Existential Crisis of the American University

My favorite philosopher (Michel Foucault) wasn't a philosopher so much as he was an innovative historian. Instead of casting his gaze at some …

The 1981 TIME Magazine Profile That Introduced Michel Foucault to America

These days, would we expect to find a profile of a homosexual radical-left philosopher specializing in discipline and punishment in the pages of <i>Time</i> …

Albert Vs. Jean-Paul: Why Camus Was Not an Existentialist

When Johnny Depp raises a wry eyebrow on screen, it's an "existential performance." When Donald Rumsfeld spoke of "unknown unknowns," it was existential poetry. Though many politicians and entertainers welcome the label, now applied so loosely, Camus certainly did not. Even so, many journalists and …

Existentialism

Why Political Islam Is Winning

The international system is coming apart, opening the way to anti-democratic forces.<p>A “trick question” often contains the answer to itself, and the best trick questions start a cascade of other consequential questions and their answers. The question imposing itself on us today is this: “How and why …