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Was Foucault a Libertarian? Nick Gillespie Explains Why Philosopher’s Greatest Protégé Was the Free...

"Michel Foucault" and "libertarian" appear an unlikely pairing. The French philosopher interrogated power structures, establishing the postmodern tradition treating truth as the product and weapon of ideological regimes. Capitalism, one could argue, is the ultimate super-structure,...

AFGHANISTAN FRONTLINES: How the Taliban Government Made Suicide Bombings a Formal Military Strategy

KABUL, Afghanistan – As I sipped tea in a garden on an unassuming Friday morning in September, a mammoth explosion detonated blocks away, followed by gunshots and police sirens. A pillar of black smoke...

We Are All Hunter Biden Now 

“The Hunter hard drive is like an ocean,” a reporter who was passed its contents by Rudy Giuliani tells me. “There is so much material… We are constantly excavating and making new discoveries. Something...

Wheat Prices Soar as Russia Exits Grain Pact, Flashing Back to Stalin’s Forced Starvation

Wheat prices are soaring as Vladimir Putin threatens déjà vu in Ukraine: Forced starvation.  Russia over the weekend withdrew from an agreement allowing grain exports from Ukraine through the Black Sea. The Kremlin has called...

Did George Bush Reveal Lacan’s ‘Big Other’ With Iraq-Ukraine Snafu? 

In a viral snafu blasted from branded political stage through social media pathways, George W. Bush compared Russia’s attack on Ukraine to the United States’ invasion of Iraq.  “The result is an absence of checks...
Pandemic After COVID

U.S. Intelligence Agency Warns of ‘New Pandemic’ After COVID

A new global pandemic could emerge after COVID, according to U.S. Intelligence agencies. "Countries globally remain vulnerable to the emergence of a novel pathogen that could cause a devastating new pandemic," writes the Office of...

Hacking, Crackdowns, and FOMO: Paradox Politics’ 2022 Crypto Predictions

2021 was the year crypto went mainstream. NFTs minted Beeple and Bored Apes into cultural reference points. Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook 'Meta' to reflect plans to dominate the Metaverse. And El Salvador recognized Bitcoin as...

Meta Bans Israeli ‘Cyber Mercenaries’ That Targeted Journalists, Palestinians, and Activists

Meta has banned from its platform four 'cyber mercenary' firms headquartered in Israel, which the company says conducted surveillance on human rights activists, journalists, and "critics of authoritarian regimes."  “These companies are part of a...

These Were Paradox Politics’ Most Popular Stories in 2021

Since launching in February, Paradox Politics has published a plethora of theory, commentary, and reporting. We've interviewed luminaries such as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker, scoured Pentagon reports on how the U.S. military will...

Is the Psychedelia Enlightenment Train Just Another Corporate Control Mechanism?

The global economy mirrors an acid trip. With the ongoing labor shortage, the persistence of meme stocks, and simultaneous emerging markets (including one for psychedelics), a collective euphoria is underway in what has been dubbed...