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Political theology, religious fundamentalism and modern politics

by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Article

In order to define a single and indivisible sovereign political power, Western modernity needed to separate itself from the ecclesiastical power that impeded this unity and indivisibility. Consequently, public expressions of religion were placed under the control of rulers and intimate expressions were relegated to the private realm. This task was broadly supported …


The myth of preparedness

by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Commentary

Look at this place! It’s buzzing… [Bomb explosion. People screaming. Chaos] Were you caught off-guard? That’s the problem. Can you imagine life without the places where we congregate? These are convenient places, places where we want to go, are free to go. In airports and stadiums you can monitor access, they are contained. Public spaces …


Grounding Deleuze

by / RP 148 (Mar/Apr 2008) / Article


Orgreave revisited

David Peace’s GB84 and the return to the 1980s
by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Article


Oedipus as figure

by / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Article


Bakhtin, Cassirer and symbolic forms

by / RP 085 (Sep/Oct 1997) / Article


Naming, myth and history

Berlin after the Wall
by / RP 074 (Nov/Dec 1995) / Article