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Class, struggle

Class struggle is not, first and foremost, the struggle between classes, social classes, already constituted as such. Struggle is the ground of such social classes, be they working and owning classes or any other. It is this struggle which, situated within … Continue reading

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Impatient Messianism

Messianic politics is often derided for its passivity, resignation, and ineffectuality. Yet these are not inherent vices, which I’ll attempt to demonstrate here by defending a very different sense of messianism. God’s Waiting Room Messianism is a matter of redemption. … Continue reading

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Utopian Schemes: King Gillette and Frederick Engels

Man Coporate. He absorbs, enfolds, encompasses, and makes the world his own. He will do more; he will penetrate the confines of space, and make it deliver up its secrets and power, for Mind, the Child of the great Oversoul … Continue reading

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Whose Market?

Which of these does not belong? One of the great distortions operative in popular discourse is the notion that capitalism is a market economy. It is not. A market operates on the basis of massive competition amongst merchants, and a … Continue reading

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Artificial Realism

Ben Noys on the agency problem in Marxism. To briefly recapitulate, there is a debate as to the relation between labor and the standpoint of critique: is labor-power a force external to capital rooted in ‘human nature’ and on the … Continue reading

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Iranian Variations, Marxist Repetitions *UPDATED AGAIN*

[Images from Boston.com, via Reza] UPDATE: Anyone reading this post should supplement it, at the very least, with Reza’s brief comment’s below, and with this great piece by Ali Alizadeh’s piece here. 2nd UPDATE: See also these great pieces by … Continue reading

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The Future of Philosophy (sic)

Nina Power: A related question. Your conception of philosophy is that it is essentially ‘empty’, but how do you see the role of philosophy with regard to this need to generate new ideas? What role does philosophy have that perhaps … Continue reading

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