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Adrian Daub
Adrian Daub is Assistant Professor at Stanford University, specializing in literature, sexuality and culture in the nineteenth century. His book "Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Romanticism and Idealism" is the first in-depth study of German philosophical thought about marriage from Kant to Nietzsche.

Entries by Adrian Daub

When Did the Bond Song Become So White? Why Picking Sam Smith for SPECTRE May Not Have Been a Good Idea

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 3:59 PM

It wasn't ever going to be anyone but Sam Smith, but until last week's announcement that he'd be singing the theme song for SPECTRE (entitled "Writing's On the Wall"), there was at least hope. By which I don't mean that Smith will do a bad job....

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The Gorgeous Meaninglessness of the Bond Song

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 12:59 PM

Back in the day you knew the next Bond film's title from the end credits of the previous one: "James Bond will return in..." But once the movies ran out of Ian Fleming novels to not-really adapt, that text simply came to read: "James Bond will return," an almost religious-sounding...

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What "Traditional Marriage" Could Teach Rick Santorum

(18) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Whether or not the Supreme Court decides to review either the federal Defense of Marriage Act or California's Proposition 8 this year, their decision is sure to be accompanied by another round of hand-wringing from social conservatives. "Traditional marriage" is threatened by "activist judges," we'll be told, going against millennia...

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