Gabriel Méndez Hincapíe

Gabriel Méndez Hincapíe is a pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and law at Universidad Autónoma de Manizales and Uni­ver­sidad de Cal­das (Colombia).

From the Cybernetic World War towards a Cybernetic Civil War

On an emerging phenomenon in the field of political affairs. On the Road to the Cybernetic World War Energy is essential for the production and movement of “things”. Using an assemblage of machines the industrial revolution exponentially increased the energy available to human society; however, such machinery required human supervision and control to attain its…

Five Theses on Financialisation

Financialisation constitutes an impersonal system. Its aim is not to destroy the communities and ecosystems of the world, but rather to increase their dependency on finance. 1 The dual nature of contemporary capitalism resides in the separation of  ‘politics’ and ‘economics’ on one side, and ‘finance’ and ‘production’ on the other. However, in financialisation ‘politics’…

Mao Tse-Tung in Bogota: The Pragmatism of FARC and its Parallel in China

Several analysts of the peace process currently under way in Colombia have overlooked the curious parallel between the guerrilla insurgents’ proposal to establish some 50 Peasant Reserve Zones (ZRCs in their Spanish initials) in the national territory and the policy of ‘one country, two systems’ implemented by the Chinese leadership following the death of Mao.…