Public Intellectual Work

“Not Persuasion, but Power: Against ‘Making the Case’,” Boston Review, May 6, 2020. (link)

“The Invisible Hand Wants You Dead,” The New Republic (web feature), March 6, 2020. (link)

“On the Evangelical Mind,” n+1, vol. 35 (Fall 2019). (link)

“When the Cool Uncle Becomes the Creepy Uncle: #MeToo isn’t the only reason Joe Biden is being seen in a new light,” The New Republic (web feature), April 4, 2019. (link)

“The Limits of Tucker Carlson’s Anti–Free Market Vision,” Slate, January 15, 2019. (link)

“Fun With Agamben!” (review of Giorgio Agamben, The Adventure and Pulcinella: Or, Entertainment for Children), The New Inquiry, November 12, 2018. (link)

“The Political Theology of Trump,” n+1 (web feature), November 6, 2018. (link)

“The Dangers of the ‘Silent A,’” Inside Higher Ed, July 3, 2018. (link)

“The Prequel Boom,” n+1 (web feature), April 9, 2018. (link)

Review of Joshua Ramey, Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency, Syndicate, November 4, 2017. (link)

“Public Engagement is a Two-Way Street,” Inside Higher Ed, October 23, 2017. (link)

“The Prince of This World: Adam Kotsko and Patrick Blanchfield in Conversation” (interview), The Revealer, July 25, 2017. (link)

“Jury Duty: How the internet became a tool for judgment rather than dialogue,” Real Life, January 31, 2017. (link) [Portuguese translation: “Tribunal do júri,” Manual do Usuário, March 8, 2017.]

“Por qué no quiero ir a tu casa a ponernos cómodos… y ver series” (interview on Spanish translation of Why We Love Sociopaths), in PlayGround, March 4, 2016. (link)

“The Devil—Writ Large and in the Details” (review of Almond’s The Devil and Korpel and de Moor’s Adam, Eve, and the Devil), in Marginalia Review of Books, September 29, 2015. (link)

“Nice to Meat You,” The New Inquiry, February 17, 2015. (link)

“Cure God and Die: On Agamben and Job,” The Immanent Frame, October 7, 2014. (link)

“The Courage to Be Ignorant,” Inside Higher Ed, December 3, 2013. (link)

“Grad School Finance,” Inside Higher Ed, August 9, 2013. (link)

“How to Read Agamben,” Los Angeles Review of Books, June 4, 2013. (link)

“Don Draper, the Devil and Democracy: An Interview with Adam Kotsko” (interview with Tom Cutterham), Review 31, May 10, 2013. (link)

“How to Make the Best of Assessment,” Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2013. (link)

Less Than Nothing: Žižek’s Theory of Everything” (review of Slavoj Žižek, Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism), Global Comment, January 7, 2013. (link)

“Focusing on Job Skills Limits Students’ Prospects” (letter to the editor), Chronicle of Higher Education, October 30, 2012. (link)

“Perché amiamo i sociopatici” (interview with Anna Momigliano over my Why We Love Sociopaths), Studio, September 11, 2012. (link)

“How to Read Žižek,” Los Angeles Review of Books, September 2, 2012. (link)

“Footnote Fairy Tale” (review of Francis Spufford, Red Plenty), The New Inquiry, June 5, 2012. (link)

“Quentin Meillassoux and the Crackpot Sublime,” The New Inquiry, May 9, 2012. (link)

“The Immersion Method,” Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2012. (link)

“A Better Form of Atheism: Rescuing the Christian Tradition from Religion” (interview with Emily Manuel over my Politics of Redemption), Religion Dispatches, June 24, 2011. (link)

Review of Slavoj Žižek, Living in the End Times (expanded paperback edition), Global Comment, June 17, 2011. (link)

“The Flawed Middle,” Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2011. (link)

“The Bond of the Awkward,” The Guardian, January 1, 2011. (link)

“Christians in Academe: A Response,” Inside Higher Ed, August 9, 2010. (link)

“On Teaching Christianity,” Inside Higher Ed, February 18, 2010. (link)

“A Defense of the Lecture,” Inside Higher Ed, November 20, 2009. (link)

“‘You’re Not Don Draper’: Looking Back on Mad Men Season 2,” PopMatters, August 14, 2009. (link)

“The Ethics of Dr. Gregory House,” PopMatters, April 23, 2009. (link)

“A Skeptic’s Take on Academic Blogging,” Inside Higher Ed, November 1, 2007. (link)

“Don’t Be Afraid of Committees,” Inside Higher Ed, May 21, 2007. (link)

“Žižek’s Refusal.” (Review of Slavoj Žižek, The Parallax View.) In These Times, May 2006. (link)