Hi Professor Villegas,

In last week’s discussion on the tactical necessity for the unhegemonic group to challenge the hegemonic, I found an interesting quote. It relates to Gramsci’s argument that one cannot merely replicate the tactics of the hegemonic group, and Fred Hampton I think offers an interesting observation/argument. “Even…


No apologies for sharing some more words of wisdom from Slavoj with y’all:
‘What if we are “really alive” only and if we engage ourselves with an excessive intensity that puts us beyond “mere life”? What if, when we focus on mere survival, even if it is qualified as “having a…


Full metal manages to deliver a decent account of the Other in war, especially in the post 9/11 age we live in. FMA, which was surprisingly made only 2 years after, gives a much more politically incisive account than FMAB; however, both remain solid accounts. The Ishvalan war is recounted…


One of my most self-conscious moments is in the classroom, as whenever I make a comment I am frightened as to whether what I am saying is in contribution to the class, or made as a move to impress the professor and my classmates. This dilemma actually got so bad…


One of the most influential places for bourgeois ideology is the educational system, and it is important that we must reevaluate what the purpose and goal of education are. Now ideally education is a cornerstone of any society, to have a well-educated population allows for the political animal to truly…


A Klee painting named ‘Angelus Novus’ shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward…

Pritish Das

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