Steven Newcomb
5/5/15

In the first chapter of The Evolution of Physics (1938), Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld say they are focused on “the adventurous search for knowledge of the physical world,” and that t...

Steven Newcomb
5/4/15

In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr....

Steven Newcomb
4/28/15

On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome....

Steven Newcomb
4/20/15

In his book Captives of Sovereignty (2010), Jonathon Havercroft points out that a number of contemporary political philosophers (Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Michae...

Steven Newcomb
4/12/15

Michael Glennon’s amazing and concise book National Security and Double Government (2014, Oxford University Press), provides an insightful view of the National Security State of the United...

Steven Newcomb
4/10/15

Given that the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is about to convene in New York for its 14th session, it seems fitting to once again revisit the term “indigenous” in the context of the United Na...

Steven Newcomb
4/3/15

Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “conquering” and not th...

Steven Newcomb
3/28/15

Editor’s Note: Reprints of advance reviews of Darkness in El Dorado by Patrick Tierney are currently circulating on online, and a recent post from Newpower was cited as the lead-in to the columnist Steve Newcomb’s dissection of the dehumanizing effects of anth...

Steven Newcomb
3/25/15

A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation....

Steven Newcomb
3/18/15

Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole....

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