"Published in 2015, Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos was a major theoretical contribution to the study of neoliberalism. Since then, the neoliberal order has been rocked by a series of crises: among them the rise of right-wing, authoritarian regimes across the world; rapidly intensifying ecological devastation; and the COVID-19 pandemic that is now entering its third year."
Since March, the world resembles a disaster movie. For their
plot, screenwriters follow a proven model: scientists warn about a
threat—an earthquake, a volcano, a virus, a meteor, or a terrorist
attack; politicians ignore the warning because of...
“By relying solely on preliminary results, one gets a falsely
positive view of the vaccine. Surveys indicate that most people are
worried that the government is going to allow untrustworthy
COVID-19 vaccines on the market. Therefore, the public...
“The Chinese biotechnology sector has outpaced companies in the
United States to develop effective tests for COVID-19. Regulators
in Europe have moved quickly to approve and import clinical tests
from China. It is time for the Trump administration...
“Images circulating in the news media and online of the Hubei
doctors show them staring into the camera, masked and inscrutable.
How, one wonders, did they think about the actions that they had
just taken—actions that resulted in their deaths? How...