PDF HERE General Introduction to the Study Guide This reader is a study guide and a work book for those who are familiar with some ideas, images, or theories of madness or “mental illness” (and perhaps also psychiatry), but feel a lingering skepticism and doubt about what they mean. What are the first images that […]Read more "Mental Health, Madness, and Psychiatry: a study guide and annotated bibliography"
Take a journey with us to the upscale night-life district in Uptown, Minneapolis. Look at the glittering golden tinsel above the vulgar racist depictions of Chinese-Mexican men on Chino-Latino; see the stupidly bright light-up guitar above the mall announcing the existence of a now-closed “Famous Dave’s BBQ;” sit on a bench on Hennepin Avenue and […]Read more "The Fragrance of Citizenship // The Acridity of Others: Towards Health Skepticism—Bellum Primer Two"
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 […]Read more "Why We Need Mass Shooters to be Crazy"
This post contains a link to the book called The Savage Peace: An Essay on Civil War and the Amnesia of Democracy, 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 organizing along lines of difference […]Read more "The Savage Peace: An Essay on Civil War and the Amnesia of Democracy"