Tag: Cosmopolitanism

On Destroying What Destroys You: An Interview with Thomas Nail

Thomas Nail is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver and author of The Figure of the Migrant (Stanford University Press, 2015) and Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). His publications can be accessed at: udenver​.academia​.edu/​T​h​o​m​a​s​N​ail One may see the aims of Hostis* and feel a tinge of…

Seven Theses on Human Rights: (7) Cosmopolitanism, Equality & Resistance

Thesis 7: For a cosmopolitanism to come (or the idea of communism). Against imperial arrogance and cosmopolitan naivety, we must insist that global neoliberal capitalism and human-rights-for-export are part of the same project. The two must be uncoupled; human rights can contribute little to the struggle against capitalist exploitation and political domination. Their promotion by…

The Occupy protests, #GlobalDemocracy and … Cosmopolitanism?

“Today we call the cit­izens of the world: let us glob­alise Tahrir Square! Let us glob­alise Puerta del Sol!” October 15th saw more than 950 protests in more than 80 countries take place against the injustices of the global financial system. This may be just the beginning. Drawing inspiration from Tahrir Square, Puerta del Sol…