Author: Mark LeVine
Mark LeVine is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of California at Irvine, is a distinguished visiting professor at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and has been a columnist for Al Jazeera English since 2008. He is the author of “Heavy Metal Islam” and, most recently, “One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States.” He served as a producer for the documentary film “Before the Spring, After the Fall.”

“So we’re not ‘against’ these people, and ‘for’ these other people. What are we really ‘for’? A more just political formation, one that would allow for equality at the level of citizenship,” Judith Butler concludes the second part of her conversation with Mark LeVine. “Religion may be extremely important, but I don’t think it should be a prerequisite for citizenship, and certainly not there.” (More…)

Over the course of the past two decades, Judith Butler has become one of the world’s most important intellectual figures, inspiring controversy, not with the flamboyant generalizations of European counterparts like Slavoj Zizek and Alain Badiou, but with patient rhetorical analyses of both philosophical classics and contemporary political discourse. (More…)