Why everyone should watch ‘The Battle of Algiers’

In a September 2003 article in the New York Times titled “What does the Pentagon see in 'Battle of Algiers'?”, Michael Kaufman wrote: “challenged by terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare in Iraq, the Pentagon held a screening of [the film]” ... “As the flier inviting guests to the Pentagon screening declared: "How to win a… Continue reading Why everyone should watch ‘The Battle of Algiers’

In the ghetto …

What is a 'ghetto'? What could possibly be wrong with the (social) concept of "integration"? How might policymakers framing interventions into the lives of the ghetto poor be misguided? The following is a transcript of excerpts from Episode 23 of the UnMute Podcast, where philosopher Tommie Shelby gives us the surprising answers to these questions… Continue reading In the ghetto …

The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music

The following is a transcript of a small part of Episode 19 of the UnMute Podcast, where philosopher Paul C. Taylor and Myisha Cherry discuss what the worry is behind a white rapper like Iggy Azalea topping the charts. The ideas they discuss are also very useful for thinking about other socially unfair contexts. For… Continue reading The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music