Entries by Mark Gullick

Pepper’s Ghost: Looking for the British Far Right

Pepper’s Ghost: A Victorian stage-effect by which special lighting and plate glass is used to make illusory objects appear. Campaign speeches are generally just another scene from political theater, and the listener takes away about as much worthwhile information as they would from a sports coach in a pre-game interview. But in August of 2016, […]

The Death of White Philosophy

The current dismantling of academic Humanities subjects across the West was always going to target philosophy. The charge sheet is by now familiar and reducible to one piece of evidence; Western philosophy was written by White men. This is now all the requirement a discipline requires to be defenestrated. Western philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to […]