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Posts published by “Enrique Quintero”

America and the prisons we inhabit

  Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo— obedient to our keepers but dangerous to each other.                          (Angela Davis) There is no justice in this world or the other It may sound like a political heresy, but contrary…

The articulation of lunacy in the anthropocene: Trump and climate change denial

So, what is the anthropocene? Although in the last few years the term has been incorporated in popular media, and its usage has been part of the vocabulary of a variety of academic and non-academic subjects, still relatively few people understand its true meaning and implications.  In general, the Anthropocene…

The ambivalences of electoral democracy

The materiality of all things political  Electoral Democracy (ED) as a form of government is above all a political topic. Reflections on this theme must deal not with the abstract or imaginary, but with the material world, the given society, in which ED exists. In our case, we must examine…

Las ambivalencias de la democracia electoral

La Materialidad de lo Politico La Democracia Electoral (DE) como forma de gobierno es sobre todo un asunto político. Las reflexiones sobre este tema no deben referirse a lo abstracto o imaginario, sino al mundo material en el que la DE existe en una sociedad dada. En nuestro caso, debemos…

Trump: not an anomaly, but the result of America’s dysfunctional democracy

Twitter tongued and alt-right minded The recent public statements by the president of the United States attributing moral parity to a neo-Nazi, white supremacist rally and counter-protesters in Charlottesville last month have generated well-deserved rejection and condemnation internally and abroad. Most of the criticism — understandably so — has been…

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