Brazil

The Realm of the Fourth Political Theory: Contributions

23.12.2017

The culture of our days has been debased and, therefore, has become weak, so it produces feeble humans—and here rises the invitation, sometimes irresistible, to the fabricating of another species, the post-human. It is supposed to be genetically superior, with the replacement of organs, limbs or facial traces that do not go “accordingly”, with microchips that can access all information available (but, then again, only the available information, the question here being: who controls its availability?) and so on.

This is an important thing to have in mind because we have been incessantly told, at least in the last century, that we are weak. Anything can traumatize us—this is stressed—whilst the opposite is said to be untrue, once customarily signs of strength and a solid character are considered rude in our days.

So, here is our proposal: we want to bring awareness to the need of building with all our hearts, with all our souls and with all our power the identity, the values, the behavior, the institutions, the language of the People we want to be. It is a call for taking action and responsibility for one’s own historical destiny, which only happens in the communitarian realm and not in the "cozy loneliness" of our computers screens. This whole idea has to become something palpable, recognizable, something that real persons can relate to, understand, cherish, live in their daily lives.

 

Afro-Brazilian religions struggle against Evangelical hostility

05.11.2017

The religious ceremony had only just begun when Caroline Linhares unleashed a long, guttural roar, clearly audible over the drums and chanting. She had been “incorporated,” she said, by one of the deities being celebrated in this outlying Rio de Janeiro suburb one recent Saturday night, in a white house down a dirt road. Linhares, 22, a security guard, came outside and sat in the yard: perspiring, shaken, yet cheerful. Then she rushed back inside. “I don’t remember anything,” she said later. “It’s really something from another world.”

The Battle Of The Blocs

26.06.2017

The final part of the study about South American geopolitics is a detailed examination of what the author has taken to calling “The Battle of the Blocs”.

South American Geopolitics

20.06.2017

The preceding two parts of the research examined the most geostrategically significant events and trends in South American history, thus preparing the reader for better understanding the present-day geopolitical situation in the continent.

South American History, Part II

12.06.2017

The first part of this chapter addressed the continent’s history up until the end of the Cold War, while the final half will discuss the broader developments that have occurred since then. 

South American History, Part I

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Image source: Art.com
30.05.2017

The first step towards understanding South America’s Hybrid War vulnerabilities and the driving factors that could motivate the US to wage these sorts of asymmetrical conflicts is to grasp an appreciation of the continent’s history and its geostra

South America In The Emerging Multipolar World Order

19.04.2017

The Transoceanic Railroad is China’s number one New Silk Road investment in the southern portion of the supercontinent, and it has the exciting potential to fundamentally rewire South America’s geopolitics in the decisive direction of multipolarity.