From Literary to Feminist Critiques towards an Educational Model

In Hortense J. Spillers essay, “Notes on an Alternative Model –  Neither/Nor,” from Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, she surveys William Faulkner in a … Read More

Putting the “path of least resistance” model in context: An eliminative hierarchy of selfhood towards peace with Otherness

Following from the previous section, the essentially three-tiered “path of least resistance” model for overcoming violence-societies includes an essential deliberate movement and societal collaboration of self-interest in health and well-being. … Read More

The path of least resistance to a post-violence society

There is the potential movement today for even the brightest types of democracies to normalize into a hybrid totalitarian, democracy-lite, formational violence. Of course, whether these institutions were ever true … Read More

Collective, historical denial of incest as motivator of violence-customs

Elementary, communitarian democracy does not suffer from budget constraints or amoral, substrate alliances with terror. Neoliberal doctrines and passive communities ally against a world post-violence. It is not that I … Read More

Hannah Arendt’s Othering of Violence as Promotion of Institutional Power

Reading Hannah Arendt’s text, On Violence, one takes away that political as well as non-political faith in consequential violence exists as if it is a means of imposing order on … Read More

Violence-Customs and the Normativity of Political Withdrawal

I have discussed violence-narratives in a variety of settings, from posts at Trek Ethicist to inlaid through my initial essay for this project “Labors of Freedom: God and Overcoming Violence-Societies.” … Read More

Choice, Discourse, and Presence Against the “Inevitability” of Violence

To continue on the theme of violence of identity formation and socio-ontological denominationalism or, groups within projecting groups, Amartya Sen makes a very finite distinction on choice that I would … Read More

Identity Formation, Religious “Choice,” and (Re)acting Violence

In The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (1997), Regina M. Schwartz draws a deciphering line that connects the violence of cultural and systemic identity formation and what … Read More