The world is not now – and has never been – a static entity. Things change, and countries must learn to adapt to these changes. So whether or not the media is convinced that we all find international affairs “boring,” we have no choice but to learn.
When you put the concept of “reverse racism” in context, it is revealed as entirely morally, intellectually and politically fallacious. Much like “political correctness gone mad,” it is less a phenomenon that actually exists than a right-wing dog-whistle.
Whether it is in Mississippi or not, it seems only a matter of time before a state follows this personhood movement into banning contraception altogether.
It is the act of merging that creates the digital divide–so how on earth can a stipulation within the merger act as a bridge to fixing that divide?
Carney powerfully argues that the “red market” traffics in the commodification of bodies, their parts, and their fluids in a world that has increasingly relied on black market commodities to create and maintain flows of capital to the already-wealthy at the direct expense of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people across the globe.
“The Pot Republic” highlights the regulatory issues California faces, operating within a nation that bans the cultivation of marijuana and struggling to cope with increasing numbers of growers, some of whom work on an industrial scale.
What is the future of food production in a world of rapid climatic change and heightened weather extremes?
Maybe states can properly regulate fracking. As usual however, science follows our thirst for cheap energy rather than careful research and cautious treading.
Falling Skies is fundamentally a narrative of resistance to colonialism and the celebration of insurgency, but it does not challenge viewers to make connections between the real world and the fictional one before them.
Though he does refer to very recent pop culture and political examples, the problems that Žižek addresses are sadly likely to prove durable: environmental crisis, growing economic inequality, problems surrounding intellectual property, and advances in science that challenge our sense of what it means to be human.