When it comes to major modern crises—climate change, anti-vaxxers, the proliferation of weaponized technology, to name a few—it becomes clear how science and politics are intimately connected to one another. In our discussion with Siarhei Biareishyk, we looked back to the infamous Lysenko affair as a relevant chapter in history in examining questions at the intersection of science and politics.
On the Right to the Right and Why I Love Jerusalem
I love Jerusalem. I was born to the city and, as far I know, I am an eleventh generation to the city. My spirituality and lyricism begin and end with feeling the pulse of Jerusalem in ways that defy secular logic, in ways that I believe would make people who read this piece puzzled for
ECLA Guest Teacher: Thomas Doherty on Modernity and the Language of Real Life
On Wednesday, June 3, Professor Thomas Docherty opened a lecture on Karl Marx’s ideology by putting forward a provocative question: Are the days of Marxism really over? Or can we still expect a ‘revolution’? Although the question was not weighed down by a serious tone, the presentation and discussion explored the ways in which it
Thomas Docherty on the German Ideology of Marx and Engels – ‘Modernity and the Language of Real Life’
On 28 April 2008, Professor Thomas Docherty came to ECLA to deliver a penetrating lecture on the German Ideology. Focusing on the elements of Marxist thought that was to have a determining influence on critical theory in the twentieth century, Docherty explained Marx’s views on theory, language and the materialist method. In the German Ideology,