Marcel Gauchet is one of France's most prominent contemporary intellectuals. He has written widely on such issues as the political consequences of modern individualism, the relation between religion and democracy, and the dilemmas of globalisation. His views on Individualism and modern secularism used by Cowdell to inform Girard's take on Secularism
Scott Cowdell provides the first systematic interpretation of René Girard’s controversial approach to secular modernity. Cowdell identifies the scope, development, and implications of Girard’s thought, the centrality of Christ in Girard’s thinking, and, in particular, Girard’s distinctive take on the uniqueness and finality of Christ in terms of his impact on Western culture.
Jean-Pierre Dupuy Professor of French Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) In his book The Mechanization of the Mind, Jean-Pierre Dupuy explains how the founders of cybernetics laid the foundations not only for cognitive science, and other scientific and philosophical breakthroughs.
The new racism is to deny that racism exists [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis on color-blind racism during the Obama administration: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/12/obama-and-color-blindness.html]
As most real conservatives know, Obama, by his own admissions, appointments, associates & actions, is a hard-core, 21st century Marxist revolutionary. This means that while he has no real plan for what his utopian, pie-in-the-sky collectivist state would look like, or how it would survive as an economic entity, he is dedicated to destroying our existing free, constitutional, capitalist republic to start the process. It also means that like all Marxists, archaic & modern, his primary enemy…
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, philosophy and science. His key ideas include the Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy,the Will to Power, the "death of God", the Übermensch and eternal recurrence.
Mark Heim is deeply involved in issues of religious pluralism, Christian ecumenism and the relation of theology and science. He is a girardian theologian. He is author of Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion, The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends and, most recently, Saved From Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross (Eerdmans, 2006).