Category New Cold War

The discursive contradictions on Taiwan’s pandemic response: from being an example to fading into oblivion

By Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado   Certain contradictions in the discursive dynamics observing Taiwan’s pandemic response deserve scrutiny. Initially, Taiwan was described as the ultimate example of a democratic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison to the authoritarian policies… Continue Reading →

Pen-pushers and mercenaries of the truth

By Alain Brossat     To harm stupidity! Nietzsche, The Gay Science     In The Crisis of Culture, Hannah Arendt draws our attention to the vulnerability of factual truths, subject to the constant pressure of opinion and the type… Continue Reading →

Taiwan does not resemble Ukraine as much as it does the Donbass: the language of hegemony and the misleading comparison between Ukraine and Taiwan.

Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado   The latest tactic of the language of hegemony has been to equate the situation of Taiwan with that of Ukraine to exemplify the aggressiveness and intrinsic evil of China and Russia, countries described as part… Continue Reading →

全球民主要麼會有施密特風格,要麼不會有。

阿蘭布洛薩   同盟軍在俄羅斯史達林格勒、北非阿拉曼、太平洋中途島等不同戰線打贏了幾場關鍵戰役,有理由相信軸心軍最後會落敗,就一同構想凱旋色彩的未來。從一九四三年到納粹德國投降,再到日本投降期間,同盟軍首領三番四次會面:有蔣介石、羅斯福、邱吉爾聚首的開羅會議(一九四三年十一月),有史達林、羅斯福、邱吉爾出席的德黑蘭會議(一九四三年十一至十二月),有莫斯科會議,蘇聯、英國、美國、波蘭(兩個爭奪主權的波蘭政府)在一九四四年十月各派代表出席,而這個會議前有三次會面同樣在莫斯科舉行。之後有史達林、羅斯福、邱吉爾聚首的雅爾達會議(一九四五年二月)。最後,等到德國投降,還有邱吉爾(後來由艾德禮接任)、杜魯門、史達林聚首的波茨坦會議(一九四五年七至八月)。

What is the conflict between mainland China and Taiwan about? – or:  the Chinese civil war continued by other means  

Alain Brossat   It was towards the end of the 1960s that the Chinese nationalist party—the Kuomintang, defeated in the civil war, having withdrawn to the island of Formosa (Taiwan) over which it exercised its sovereignty in the most despotic… Continue Reading →

The Schmittian turn of Global Democracy – from Yalta to the expected incident in the China Sea

Alain Brossat   After the decisive victories of Stalingrad on the Russian front, Al Alamein in the desert war, in North Africa, and Guadalcanal and Midway on the Asian front, in the Pacific war, the Allies had good reasons for… Continue Reading →

The language of hegemony and the myth of the Chinese air raids “over Taiwan”

By Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado   In the past two years we have seen countless alarming headlines about the repeated sorties by Chinese military aircraft that worry Taiwan. However, only a small number of such articles have stopped to explain… Continue Reading →

Long live Afghanistaiwan!

By Alain Brossat It is understandable that the precipitous withdrawal of the United States from the Afghan quagmire produced on the Taiwanese ruling elites, engulfed in their mentality of protégées of the big brother from across the Pacific, the effect… Continue Reading →

種族滅絕變形記

各個世界悄然交鋒,大動干戈的欲望愈來愈藏不住,有些文字就在這個脈胳裡漸漸變成武器。文字要拿來做武器,先要加工一番,變得適合在戰場上運用才行。一眾新冷戰工程師和僱傭兵狂熱萬分,為此不遺餘力,很快就在這方面獲得專家級知識。

The metamorphoses of genocide

By Alain Brossat. In a context of rampant war of the worlds, where the desires to cross swords are hidden less and less, words, certain words, tend to become weapons. In order to prepare them for this use, they should… Continue Reading →

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