Austerity entails a reconfiguration of the state designed to consolidate class power by attacking the weakest and most vulnerable in society.
The ouster of Pakistan’s Prime Minister must be seen in the context of a judiciary that has become a vehicle for an aspirational middle class which blames corruption for all ills.
Islamic thought has shied away from Critical Theory but it is the only tradition that offers a robust account of knowledge and culture in the post-industrial world.
U.S. stance towards the Arab revolutions is dominated by an emphasis on stability and managed transition, rather than an outright commitment to swift transformation.
French human rights and civil liberties activist Yasser Louati discusses the long rise of the far-right, the crisis of traditional parties, the militarization of French society, and neoliberalism.
What is often overlooked in discussions of free speech is that American conceptions of the First Amendment are informed by a long-standing liberal principle of a free marketplace of ideas.
The materialist methodology of Marxism is not strange to Muslim thinkers. In fact, the theology of Islam requires Muslims to be aware of material forces that inform belief.