What do Jason Bourne, Superman, Batman, and Frank Underwood have in common?Read more "Feudal Superheroes in an Age of Empire"
Faced with the largest movement of peoples since World War Two, can the principle that “No One is Illegal” still stand?Read more "Humanism’s Limit: The Refugee in our Times"
Sean Callaghan considers the implications of a Star Wars galaxy caught in perpetual war. What is at the heart of this constant repetition of rising Death Stars? Is this an issue that goes much deeper than bad scriptwriting?Read more "Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Perpetual War"
“Strategic stalemate: when force correlations approach equilibrium and guerrilla warfare becomes the most important activity.” Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army Commander, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Counterinsurgency Field Manual, FM3-24, MCWP 3-33.5 (2006) “For when the mind is taken up in vision and fixes its view either on any real object or mere […]Read more "Fragmentation and Stalemate: Speculating on Conflict"
Genesis’s “Land of Confusion” hit the airwaves almost thirty years ago. When considered beside today’s political developments, it becomes clear that the big single has not lost its punch.Read more "Can’t You See This Is (Still) the Land of Confusion?"
How can the writings of South African Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee help us reckon with the underlying cause of perpetual war: imperialism as a logic of power?Read more "Unbinding the Gag: The Lessons of J.M. Coetzee’s Magistrate"