Born in 1906, Hannah Arendt was a German-American theorist and seminal scholar of the rise of totalitarianism in twentieth-century Europe. It is little surprise then that, upon Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States last year, her 1951 essay The Origins of Totalitarianism suddenly sold out on Amazon alongside Orwell’s 1984. (More…)
Author: Rio GoldhammerRio Goldhammer was born in London, England, and grew up in Yorkshire. He is a musician best known as the singer for Bradford post-punk band 1919. Rio completed a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies and an MA in Political Theory at the University of Leeds, before training as a teacher at the University of Huddersfield.
It is quite difficult to suggest that pro wrestling is, or can be, legitimately avant-garde. Barthes’ assertion is true, that “In wrestling, nothing exists except in the absolute, there is no symbol, no allusion, everything is presented exhaustively…”, (More…)