Reclaiming Religion: Why Empire Cannot Be Sustained

International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies 14 (1):41-47 (2015)
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Abstract

The new orthodoxy of neoliberal thinking has led to a reduction in both freedom and prosperity for the multitude by thrusting forth the modern Empire. By using the phenomenological method, I conclude that this new type of Empire cannot be sustained, because it tries to occupy the same space as the human spirit. Instead of reaching fulfillment, Empire faces inevitable fragmentation. To illustrate my point, I utilize Heidegger’s conception of art.

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Alexander Sieber
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