Marc Lombardo is an independent thinker, essayist, philosopher, poet, blogger, and activist. After receiving his doctorate from European Graduate School, where he studied with many of contemporary Continental philosophy's most recognized figures, Marc has gone on to a life of varied intellectual struggle. Marc was deeply transformed by his participation with the Occupy movement from which he has taken the enduring conviction that a better world is not only possible but practically workable as well. His scholarly articles have appeared in Contemporary Pragmatism and Journal of Speculative Philosophy. With any luck, Marc's landmark philosophical treatise, Critique of Sovereignty, will meet the public soon. He occasionally updates the blog Once, Again (11again.wordpress.com) and tweets as @aliveoccupation.