The Great Unraveling: Using Science and Philosophy to Decode Modernity
Publisher: Counter Punch
Date Written: 22/12/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
All of this ecological destruction has been driven by Americas most popular exports: capitalism and imperialism. William Hawes talked about using science and philosophy to decode modernity.
Examples from Political Philosophy
Thus the US certainly stands out as an "exceptional" nation, pillaging the Earth and forcing other countries to do so, so as to forestall economic depression and stave off extreme poverty in the developing nation-states which must compete or die. Concomitant with this Western-led death-impulse is Agamben's "state of exception", where the citizen has been stripped of all notions of rights and justice in a permanent state of emergency. Under the Patriot Act and NDAA, any notion of due process has been shredded for US citizens, and of course the situation is beyond mad when considering the psychopathic torture carried out at Bagram AFB outside Kabul, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and the globe-spanning "rendition archipelago" which has to be assumed is still ongoing, despite Obamas past-tense use of the phrase "we tortured some folks", spoken back in 2014.
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