Monthly Archives: May 2012

on Badiou’s “The Racism of Intellectuals”

Badiou’s essay “The Racism of Intellectuals” is a concise polemical reframing of a contemporary “problem” that Pothik Ghosh in the comments section of my translation of the article says is “now globally universal.” The evidence for the widespread nature of … Continue reading

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“My Children! My Africa!” – minds under revolution

In Athol Fugard’s 1989 play My Children! My Africa! currently playing at the Signature Theater in New York City, each of the three characters has the opportunity to deliver a soliloquy that allows us to follow the course of their … Continue reading

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” — on Broadway

The recent revival of Streetcar is the first Broadway production to include a cast of African-Americans playing the key lead roles: Blanche, Stanley, Stella and Mitch. Blair Underwood, who plays Stanley, has recently taken to television shows to take issue … Continue reading

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Madison Grant and green eugenics

The most recent issue of Harpers Magazine has a cover story called Wild Things: Animal nature, human racism, and the future of zoos by David Samuels. It convinces me that yes I will continue to subscribe to Harpers for the … Continue reading

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a bit more on “Clybourne Park”

I refrained from googling this play too much when writing my recent piece about this Pulitzer Prize winning play, but in the past few days it hasn’t taken me long to find quotes that outline the argument I am attempting … Continue reading

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“Clybourne Park” – on Broadway

{spoilers galore!} Clybourne Park is a play that dialogues with Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, the first play produced on Broadway that was written by an African-American female. Clybourne’s two acts sandwich Hansberry’s drama between two … Continue reading

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Badiou: The Racism of Intellectuals (translation)

below is a provisional translation of Alain Badiou’s article “The Racism of Intellectuals” published May 5, 2012 in Le Monde. —- The Racism of Intellectuals by Alain Badiou, philosopher, dramatist and writer The extent of the vote for Marianne Le … Continue reading

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