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What is Postmodernism
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What is Postmodernism?

Learn the major arguments of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and other postmodernist philosophers – and new ways of thinking about the questions they raise.

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The Politics of Sex Work

The history, politics, and cultural norms of sex work, with an argument for why it should be decriminalized.

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An Introduction to Nietzsche

Examining Nietzsche’s policy and politics of joy, radical life affirmation, and what it means to live outside of morality – with relentless ethics.


Thaddeus Russell has been a professor of history, American Studies, and philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College, Occidental College, and Willamette University. He is also the author of A Renegade History of the United States and the host of the Unregistered podcast.
Thaddeus Russell
Maggie McNeill is an author, blogger, and sex worker. Her blog, The Honest Courtesan, has been a leading source for news and analysis of the sex worker movement and her scholarly work has been published in Cato Unbound.
Maggie McNeill
Sex Work
Daniel Coffeen holds a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley where he was a lecturer for many years, in addition to teaching graduate seminars in critical theory at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is the author of Reading the Way of Things: Towards a New Technology of Making Sense.
Daniel Coffeen
As host of one of the leading foreign-policy radio shows in the country, Scott Horton has conducted more than 5,000 interviews with military and foreign-policy experts. He is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan.
Scott Horton
Foreign Affairs