Global Uncivil War

It’s been less than a year since we wrote and self-published The Savage Peace, and we are already questioning some of its premises, or at least the way in which they were presented there. In writing the book, we tried to trace a genealogy of civil war and its continued importance and usefulness to a political understanding of the modern world, while keeping its paradoxical … Continue reading Global Uncivil War

Why We Need Devin Patrick Kelley to be Crazy

Saying the Unsayable Every Time When the unspeakable occurs, where do we turn for answers? Whenever a politician or pundit — the two rusty gears of the great national blah-blah-chatter-machine — informs us that a shooting is an inarticulable tragedy — an unspeakable event — one can be sure this statement will be followed by excessive explanation. In the wake of yet another mass shooting … Continue reading Why We Need Devin Patrick Kelley to be Crazy

The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War

*This post contains links to each part of the book called The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War, the entirety of which has previously been published to this website in segments. The book is an attempt to think about politics and history from a perspective of difference rather than identity. This resulted in a number of paradoxes, … Continue reading The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War