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  1. I'm looking to judge/coach at the Bronx Tournament. I already have transportation and housing. Name: Thomas Hodgman Credentials: I was an octofinalist at the TOC last year and broke at every major national tournament I attended both my junior and senior years. I was also a top-6 speaker at New Trier, St. Mark's, The Glenbrooks, Ohio Valley, MBA, and Harvard during my career. Affiliations: I debated at Pembroke Hill and am beginning my freshman year (debating) at UC Berkeley. I am an assistant coach for Harker. Contact Info: thomas (dot) hodgman (at) gmail (dot) com
  2. Here you go: Simons and Masschelein, 2010 (Maarten, Center for Educational Policy and Innovation, and Masschelein, Center for Philosophy of Education, “Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation: Foucault with Rancière,†Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 42, Nos. 5–6, p, 596, TH) In line with this idea of equality, Rancière develops the concept of emancipation. Emancipation is not a final (social/political) destination where each and all are free, but is a (democratic) intervention that demonstrates and verifies one’s equality before others: ‘The process of emancipation is the verification of the equality of any speaking being with any other speaking being’ (Rancière, 1992, p. 59; 1998, p. 85). Because equality is always ordinarily based on an opinion of intellectual equality, Rancière opposes the idea that social equality or social emancipation should and could be the aim of government. According to Rancière, each police order is unequal at the social level; it always involves a social division and is based on hierarchy and unequal distribution of places. When equality becomes a police and governmental target its point of departure is not the verification of equality (as is the case with Olympe de Gouges) but the exact opposite, that is, the verification of inequality; noticing who or what is unequal in current society where order is based, for instance, on qualification or competencies. If the police order wants to develop policies to increase social equality based on that observation (of inequality), redistribution at the level of qualification and competencies through unequal treatment is regarded as a solution. As a consequence, social inequality does not disappear because qualifications and competencies remain the categories on which social distribution of places and positions is determined. According to Rancière—and we will return to this in the next section when dealing with the concern for democracy today— this implies the neutralisation of democracy, the de-politicization of dissensus and subjectivation or the policy of consensus and identification. Thus for Rancière, there is no such thing as social or collective emancipation or social or collective equality.
  3. Show Me: Lee's Summit West Chang/Kim Pembroke Hill Hodgman/Vedantam Blue Springs Alvarado/Hartley
  4. Kind of - that argument more directly stems from the argument Mike Hester and Jon Sharp made at the pro debate tournament last here, in this round: http://disted1.westga.edu/users/mmarabotto/Disc3/VsRealnesswithaTwist.htm Mike Kearney was also our assistant coach last year, and made the argument twice at CEDA; we discussed it with him a few times. In the form he ran it - the argument is more that a resolutional focus is counterproductive to the affirmative's advocacy, so it's a reason to vote negative. We ran it slightly differently in the round for which the cites were posted, contextualized to the 1AC authors criticism of competition in education. Doubling (as far as I understand it) is similar, but that reversal is in the context of metaphysics.
  5. On the contrary - this is not an example of Zizek being hypocritical or "lapsing into liberalism," but is entirely consistent with and even a strong example of what he is arguing. Zizek says the problem with these types of protests is when they are not aimed at denying the legitimacy, interests, or power of the government per se - but rather some external symptom. This is dangerous because it allows the government to say it is good and just "in spite" of this - because it is benevolent enough to allow this disagreement to take place. The protest is not something which challenges power - it fits within its pre-defined framework. This is the opposite of what's going on in Egypt. The protest is directly aimed at ending the government - there is no way the government can claim to be fulfilling the demands of the people in some transformed way. Also, on multiple occasions, the protest has even resisted these attempts by the government to make an appeal to having a "human face": "Is something similar going on in Egypt? For a couple of days at the beginning, it looked like Mubarak was already in the situation of the proverbial cat. Then we saw a well-planned operation to kidnap the revolution. The obscenity of this was breathtaking: the new vice-president, Omar Suleiman, a former secret police chief responsible for mass tortures, presented himself as the "human face" of the regime, the person to oversee the transition to democracy." "When President Obama welcomed the uprising as a legitimate expression of opinion that needs to be acknowledged by the government, the confusion was total: the crowds in Cairo and Alexandria did not want their demands to be acknowledged by the government, they denied the very legitimacy of the government. They didn't want the Mubarak regime as a partner in a dialogue, they wanted Mubarak to go. They didn't simply want a new government that would listen to their opinion, they wanted to reshape the entire state. They don't have an opinion, they are the truth of the situation in Egypt. Mubarak understands this much better than Obama: there is no room for compromise here, as there was none when the Communist regimes were challenged in the late 1980s. Either the entire Mubarak power edifice falls down, or the uprising is co-opted and betrayed."
  6. I believe that St. Mark's went for case and a Rare Earth Metals DA.
  7. THodgman

    KCKCC Results

    Here's the packet, for anyone interested: http://ifile.it/dk03wij And the speaker list: 20. Little Rock Central – Pouya Parssans 19. Millard South – Matt Cassas 18. Jenks – Grant Marcoux 17. St. Thomas Aquinas – Casey Hancock 16. Blue Valley West – Ideen Saiedian 15. Little Rock Central – Ian Wren 14. Omaha Westside – Maddie Ebert 13. Washburn Rural – Payton Cummings 12. Washburn Rural – Scott Ziegler 11. Washburn Rural – Addison Schile 10. Barstow – Rana Aliana 9. Barstow – Sonia Larbi 8. Blue Valley West – Danny Richey 7. Little Rock Central – Michael Anda 6. Blue Valley North – Ciera Foreman 5. Millard South – Tyler Snelling 4. St. Thomas Aquinas – Amanda Gress 3. CR Washington – Britt Bergquist 2. Millard South – Brian Gonzaba 1. Pembroke Hill – Thomas Hodgman
  8. Thanks all. Dana - I really enjoyed all of our rounds, both with your teams and with you judging. It was an awesome weekend. Here's the packet, for anyone interested: http://ifile.it/dk03wij And the speaker list: 20. Little Rock Central – Pouya Parssans 19. Millard South – Matt Cassas 18. Jenks – Grant Marcoux 17. St. Thomas Aquinas – Casey Hancock 16. Blue Valley West – Ideen Saiedian 15. Little Rock Central – Ian Wren 14. Omaha Westside – Maddie Ebert 13. Washburn Rural – Payton Cummings 12. Washburn Rural – Scott Ziegler 11. Washburn Rural – Addison Schile 10. Barstow – Rana Aliana 9. Barstow – Sonia Larbi 8. Blue Valley West – Danny Richey 7. Little Rock Central – Michael Anda 6. Blue Valley North – Ciera Foreman 5. Millard South – Tyler Snelling 4. St. Thomas Aquinas – Amanda Gress 3. CR Washington – Britt Bergquist 2. Millard South – Brian Gonzaba 1. Pembroke Hill – Thomas Hodgman
  9. Raytown South Sprick/Shephard d. Pembroke Lesley/Yu in finals. I don't know the decision.
  10. QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ! awesome video, thanks
  11. did they change the rules so that wombats can attend?
  12. THodgman

    Updates

    For the record, I think the count is still at 1-1 Liberty, if you're there. I don't think I can make it to parkview this year.
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