Freud-crop
Type
Reflection
Category
Feminism
The university
Violence

Trigger warnings: a feminist theory of trauma versus the neoliberal university

The narrative that trigger warnings pose a threat to freedom of speech, driven by a rabid identity politics, a resurgence of ‘political correctness’, or simply infatalised, maladjusted students is not just banal and intellectually lazy, but positions students themselves as the antagonists who pose a threat to education.

Mao-crop-2
Type
Reflection
Category
China
Nationalism
The future

The strange allure of Mao

Whereas the West sees the emergence of an Asian superpower as something unprecedented and potentially destabilising, China views her rise as a return to the natural order of things – to a time when she’s, once again, the world’s leading economic, technological and intellectual power.