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Maryam Monalisa Gharavi


Special Bodies, Speculative Personhood: Bradley Manning and Mohamed Bouazizi

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 He was very sincere. We are like soulless bodies since he left. –Basma Bouazizi, sister If Brad Manning, 22, is the Collateral Murder and Garani massacre whistleblower then, without doubt, he’s a national hero. –Wikileaks He may be a mutilated trunk dismembered all about, the spirit removed all around and separated from the limbs, yet he lives and breathes the vital air. –Lucretius, De Rerum Natura   Bradley Manning and Mohamed Bouazizi’s names have ...

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The Fabric of Democracy

[Photgraph by Frederic Neema.]

When disturbed, they usually escape by running and rarely take to flight. (The Common Peacock) In Rogues, his 2003 volume on rogue states,[1] Jacques Derrida looked to Plato's Republic in order to assess the Grecian syntagma of democracy as ‘democracy to come.’ Passages from the Republic referring to ‘democratic man and his freedoms’ hold special relevance; Derrida used it to examine the rise of Islamism in Algeria but I would like to focus on the ...

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Maryam Monalisa Gharavi


Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and Film & Visual Studies at Harvard University.