Born in Germany to a Jewish mother, I entered first grade in the year in which Adolf Hitler won the election for German Chancellor. I managed to survive World War II in Holland and came to the US in 1946. Educated at the University of Chicago and at Yale, I began teaching at Brown in 1958. Brown, militantly analytic, hired me to be the Vice-President of bullshit (like Existentialism). In the next 42 years I moved from Existentialism, to Marxism, to Political Philosophy with a book on Heidegger, two on Alienation, a book on Marx and Engels, and various publications in political theory. I participated in many organizing projects. The most successful one is the Radical Philosophy Organization.
A primer on mass incarceration and the purpose of prisons.
3 days ago
Our Country Has Lost Its Way and Is Drifting Without a Plan
2 months ago
Why structural racism does not exonerate individual Whites from responsibility for the injustices suffered daily by Black Americans.
3 months ago
A reflection on political disagreement, respect, and democracy
4 months ago
On the complicity of philosophers and others in Trump’s family separation policy.
5 months ago
Why “nice nationalism” is just as bad as it’s vulgar twin
7 months ago
Our military expenditures do not “make America great” but impoverish us at home where education, health care and other essential services fall to the level of an underdeveloped country
8 months ago
An example of how RPA Mag can be used to further undergraduate teaching.
9 months ago