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11. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 1
Lewis R. Gordon Introduction
12. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 1
Contributors
13. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 1
Subcommandante Insurgente Marcos, Kerry Appel The Zapatista National Army
14. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Lewis R. Gordon Introduction
15. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Norman G. Finkelstein Oslo: The Last Stage of Conquest
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The author compares the strategies used in the conquest of the American West, the imperialism of the Third Reich, the creation of Bantustans in South Africa, and cautions against sanguine readings of the Oslo Peace Talks between Israel and Palestine. He concludes that the current agreements are in fact the last stages of Israeli conquest of Palestine.
16. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Bruce Milem Derrida the Scrivener: John Caputo’s The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Religion without Religion
17. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Charles Verharen An Ethics of Intimacy: Race and Moral Obligation
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The author criticizes efforts to resuscitate W. E. B. Du Bois’s claim that people of African descent have a special obligation to each other premised on race. He concludes that Africana philosophers such as Du Bois, Alain Locke, and Lucius Outlaw do not claim to possess essential knowledge of the human condition but instead propose a story human beings can tell about what they’re doing with their lives. Their story exerts imperative force only when they can convince themselves that it is a better story than all the others they have inherited.
18. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Ivan Marquez Janicaud on Reason, History, and Techno-Science: Dominique Janicaud’s Rationalities, Historicities
19. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Donna Edmonds-Mitchell Race Relations
20. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 1 > Issue: 2
Brian Locke “Top Dog,” “Black Threat,” and “Japanese Cats”: The Impact of the White-Black Binary on Asian-American Identity
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This essay is a reading of two Hollywood films: The Defiant Ones (1958, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier) and Rising Sun (1993, directed by Philip Kauffman starring Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery, based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name). The essay argues that these films work to contain black demand for social and political equality not through exclusionary measures, but rather through deliberate acknowledgment of blackness as integral to US identity. My reading shows how a homosocial bond between white and black stands in for US national identity, and how this identity is unified by foregrounding the threat of an apocalyptic outcome. I use the concept of brinkmanship to illustrate the political effects of this particular narrative form. Then I move to Rising Sun, a film that employs a racial triangle of white, black and Asian men to manage black demand for social change. I argue that the narrative logic and the cultural politics of the film require any figure that is both Asian and masculine to be coded as a foreign enemy.