IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog
(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century
The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.
"Wow! Congratulations! Let's go for a drink"
On 21 July 2013 voters in Japan handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a resounding victory in Japan’s upper-house election, ending a gridlocked parliament and giving him one of the strongest political mandates for a Japanese leader in years.
Roxane van Beek (the PAI Graphic Columnist) shares her opinion on this recent electoral triumph of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in her most recent column, available on politicalarts.org