Tag: NEW VICTORIANISM

Syria: The New Terra Nullius

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2018


SYRIA, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East’s newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria,…


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Progress, Progressivism, and Progressives

Maximilian C. Forte , March 1st, 2018


Where does “progress” come from? What does “progressivism” mean? Which cultural tradition and ideological discourse makes “progressive” movements or parties thinkable? Why is it always important to be…


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Privilege: White, American, or Imperial?

Maximilian C. Forte , January 4th, 2018


To the extent that “white privilege” continues to exist in the US, is it the highest form of privilege? How might a focus on domestic race relations misdirect us from an…


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Democratization vs. Liberalism in Canada

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2017


Many North Americans (leaving aside Mexico), would likely not know that the official acronym for “North Korea” is “DPRK,” and if they did then fewer still might realize…


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Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management

Maximilian C. Forte , December 19th, 2017


“The Emergence of the Chief” is a statue on the Loyola campus of Concordia University in Montreal. {click to enlarge} In Canada, “a yoga instructor…says her free class…


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The Working Class, Identity Politics and New Victorian History

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Against the Labouring Classes: Identity Politics in the New Victorian Age The New Victorianism serves to not only divert politics into issues of morality and identity, it works…


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Social Imperialism and New Victorian Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Social Imperialism? New Victorianism’s Domestic Moral Code and the Political Economy of Identity Politics “The nation-state in its imperialist guise was the inescapable context within which all polit…


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The New Victorianism, Imperialism, and Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


Victorian Parallels in the New Imperialism “The New Imperialism” is not a very efficient conceptual phrase since it requires a lot of labour to clarify what one means…


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The New Victorianism

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


“A man…lives not only in the spot which he personally occupies, but in every spot to which he may extend his action, or to which he may conceive…


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