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Andrew Cuomo (This is What State-Wide Politics Looks Like)

Having sparred continuously with friends to my left, I’m delighted that Cuomo won the primary for governor and that the entire slate of progressive candidates lost their bid for state wide office (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General). Mostly because … Continue reading

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(Synthesis of Intuitions) Philosophy Art Race Religion (Adrian Piper)

A series of black and white photographs, Food for the Spirit (1971) documents the artist and philosopher Adrian Piper, holed up and isolated at home, having thrown herself one summer into a close reading of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.  … Continue reading

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Everything #6 (Adrian Piper)

(Adrian Piper, Everything # 6, 2004)  On an incredibly sad day thinking about the new Trump Supreme Court, the six digital prints on wallpaper by Adrian Piper were particularly apropos. “Everything will be taken away.”

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Leon Golub Raw Nerve Radical Art

Leon Golub was a one-note painter of political art active in the 1960s. But on what an eviscerating note. Most interesting paintings are now on view at the Met Bruer. Anti-racist and anti-war, they are all of them epic in … Continue reading

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Black Jewish Prophetic Politics (Workshop)

The Power of the Future. Prophetic Politics between Political Crises and Civil Rights Workshop in New York 13 Sep 2017 – 14 Sep 2017 Venue: Center for Jewish History New York, 15 West 16th Street, New York 10011 (USA) Organized by Nitzan … Continue reading

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Rabbi Eliezer Sadan (Rav Eli Sadan) – His Hands Remained Steady

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
There is a trend of Americans rabbis going to Israel for a few weeks and upon return exclaiming: “how come we don’t have a Rav Shagar world here? Think of what…

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(Wicked) Radical Affects (Spinoza)

“Everyone knows how it goes–a disgust with the present, a craving to make fundamental changes, uncontrolled anger, a scorn for poverty–these affects lead men to wickedness.” (Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise, Chapter XVII) (thank you, Julie Klein for posting this on FB)

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