Real Postmodern Politics


Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Avatar zic says:

    In this worldwide scenario of what he calls a post-progressive future, or what Bobbitt calls the market-state (which has destroyed the concept of a nation-state functionally) does it make sense to talk about political labels/affiliations in the way we have done in the past?

    Sounds like the Wm. Gibson novel “Neuromancer,” where the characters deal with multi-national corporations instead of governments.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to zic says:

      One wonders what countries would be like if they could exile anyone they didn’t feel like keeping around. One wonders what they’d be like if they had to compete for people X skilled or better.Report

  2. Avatar Bill White says:

    How can Ronald Reagan possibly be excluded from this list?

    What has largely filled the void politically in the post-progressive era West are salesmen/entertainment leaders (Clinton, Blair, Sarkozy, Obama, even Bush in his own faux folksy way). Report