Category Taipei Times

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 →


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was towards the end of the 1960s that the Chinese nationalist party—the Kuomintang, defeated in the civil war, having withdrawn to the island of Formosa (Taiwan) over which it exercised its sovereignty in the most despotic… Continue Reading →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

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 →

To eradicate the Culture of the Enemy

The expression “culture of the enemy” is ambiguous – so I have to make clear from the outset what I mean by this: it is not a culture of a particular enemy or a generic enemy, but rather an operation… Continue Reading →

Deconstructing the pandemic of the “Chinese virus”

I already expressed in a previous article, related to the repercussions of the pandemic on Taiwan, how most Taiwanese media outlets are among those that still (together with the far-right racist press in the US and the gang of Donald… Continue Reading →

To resist within language

LTI[1] is humbly named by its author “a philologist’s notebook”, while it is actually in the truest sense of the word a handbook of resistance. What remains of the solitary individual who is isolated from everyone by the manic rule… Continue Reading →

The little soldiers of the new Cold War in East Asia

Taipei Times or the Schmittian turn of liberal democracy. It is not through a telescope, from the small West European promontory which considers itself to be the center of the world that we must examine and analyze the crisis of global… Continue Reading →

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