Judith Butler, in Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015), argues that marginalized or ignored populations performatively establish “the right to have rights” by
From at least the early thirteenth century Florence’s history was dominated by a competition, more intense and longer-lasting than similar confrontations elsewhere in Italy, between two distinct but overlapping political cultures and classes: an elite of powerful, wealthy families of international bankers, traders, and landowners organized as agnatic lineages [of the male bloodline]; and a larger community of economically more modest local merchants, artisans, and professional groups organized in guilds and called the popolo.
This post is related to a previous post of Charlottesville and morality. There is an interesting article in The Atlantic by Peter Bienart titled “The
In Law as a Social System, Luhmann wrote, A functionally differentiated society is anything but a harmonious society with inbuilt guarantees of stability. (481) One
This post is related to previous posts on the legal system, as well as the political system. Notes on “International Law in a Post-Post-Cold War
The idea that the president “runs the country” is just nonsense, and our president is certainly not, and never has been, “the leader of the free world.” Speaking of leaders in this way just serves to reassure people that there is someone in charge, someone with a plan, some God figure who is taking care of things. But there isn’t.