Report from an Academy 3: Chile Diary

by Paul North Santiago-Viñas-Santiago / October 2017 For Willy Thayer, who moved a river in me Theory in the Critical International. Professors travel. They trek their personal penury and their meager intellectual wares over highlands and lowlands, and, because culture is supposed to fly outward without stopping and never—gods forbid—turn around and go home again,…

Current Genres of Fate

by Paul North In these monthly posts I will survey the landscape of “fateful thinking,” as we glimpse it on the moons orbiting old Europe today. The premise will be that in politics, culture, academia, medicine, economics, and private life, among other regions of experience, we—those in charge and those charged up and those under…