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Editorial Á – N.3

Since 2008, the West has experienced turbulent times. The financial crisis, the European debt crisis, and the explosion of social media have...

Átomo

Populism and our internal weakness

Populists know that there’s nothing more powerful than ideas. When a culture forgets its history, its values, its institutions and their...

The Return of Political Liberalism

The ideals of liberalism often present themselves with a tinge of enmity toward the world of politics. We can explain this situation by...

Vanessa Kaiser

Freedom of Expression, Populism, and Universities

Until 2005, according to data from Freedom House, civil and political rights were growing. Democracies had consolidated worldwide, in an...

Harald Beyer.

Media and Populism

Prone to emphasis and simplifications, populism uses the opportunities offered by the mass media and social networks with obvious advantages...

M. Magdalena Browne Mönckeberg

The Unpopularity of Populism

Populism emerged as a mass phenomenon that challenged the political system. It has been grouped by some with those processes that broaden...

Francisca Rengifo

The People Against Science

Be it of the right or of the left, populism invariably creates a mythology of the common man, who is assigned superior moral values and sense...

Cristóbal Bellolio

A Look at Both Sides of Contemporary Populism

Many “Europhiles” felt relieved when they heard the results of the recent European parliamentary elections. Contrary to what some surveys...

Paulina Astroza Suárez

Chilean Populists, Then and Now

Chilean populism reached its apex in the middle years of the twentieth century, in the different styles of Arturo Alessandri and Carlos...

Sofía Correa Sutil

Liberum sex, clausum sex

The case for freedom of the seas is fairly analogous to the case for sexual freedom, they are both about eliminating restrictions. But as...

María Blanco

Memoirs of a Proto-Feminist

In the practically colonial Santiago of 1872, Diego Barros Arana’s niece decided to translate John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women,...

Elena Irarrázabal

Irene, Lina, and Svetlana

The twentieth century, with its two world wars, the Cold War, its revolutions, and its struggles, was an age of unimaginable technological...

Monika Zgustova

Neither pleasure not reproduction

Very recent scientific studies have taken the clitoris away from the haze of indifference that impeded its visibility and understanding. With...

Virginia Gutiérrez

Unconscious biases, general rules

The differences in salaries and the career expectations between men and women can’t be explained with just one variable. There are many...

Francisca Dussaillant

Biology is not destiny

From the Enlightenment to Simone de Beauvoir, from Stuart Mill to the current feminist manifestations: the underlying idea that transcends time...

Valentina Verbal Stockmeyer

Chauvinism by the Numbers

Is it a man’s job is to earn money and a woman’s job is to look after her home and her family? So reads one of the questions asked of...

Loreto Cox

Bad Reputation

Almost two years ago in August 2017 I wrote an article that I titled “Antifeminism”. It was triggered by a case that, as far as I know,...

Marcela Fuentealba

Editorial Á – N.2

2018 will be viewed as a big year in the history of global feminism. That year, a number of social movements, #MeToo, #Niunamenos, and some...

Átomo

Politically correct cinema

Monstrosity manifests itself when something that shouldn’t be exhibited, is. Between showing and sanctioning, the current cinema industry is...

Rafael Gumucio

Observing official literature

Although Roberto Bolaño was generous with Fernando Vallejo and Vallejo mean to Bolaño, there was a certain conviction that united them beyond...

Juan Manuel Vial

Indian, old and black

Journalists and politicians live in in fashion and in correction. The former for pleasure, the latter for necessity. Brotherhood and euphemism...

Marcelo Rozas

Decalogue of Political Correctness

→ All that which aims to stay in the format of the politically correct and to hold a moral superiority, a clean conscious and an ability to...

Enrique Krauze

To laugh or not to laugh

A politically incorrect joke by a boy afflicted with a degenerative disease —precisely the person that political correctness aims to...

Tamy Palma

Some Sylvia Plath´s Ideas

«To take my whips and cuffs to the starry beach without thinking of the questions. To go with bare feet into the world with traces of burning...

Valeria Barahona

Hollywood’s latest fiction

The film industry, as a great apparatus of public relations of itself, often accommodates efficiently in the political and social discourses in...

Ernesto Ayala