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.
On the complicity of philosophers and others in Trump’s family separation policy.
3 weeks ago
Why “nice nationalism” is just as bad as it’s vulgar twin
2 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
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An example of how RPA Mag can be used to further undergraduate teaching.
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