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Communization theory and its discontents truncate Marx’s dialectic

The persisting economic crisis has spurred new interest in Karl Marx including “Communization Theory” which projects Marx’s dialectic as a total break with capitalism but without posing a need for dialectical mediation beyond capitalism. Continue reading

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Monsters of the Market

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Monsters of the Market Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism by David McNally (Haymarket Books, Chicago, July 2012). “The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1 REVOLUTION, COUNTER-REVOLUTION AND NEED FOR PHILOSOPHY In the Draft of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013, published in the last issue, while the global analysis is good, it is … Continue reading

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Specter of Depression: Mattick’s Business as Usual

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Specter of Depression: Mattick’s Business as Usual Business as Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of Capitalism by Paul Mattick, Reaktion Books (London), 2011. Paul Mattick’s Business as Usual is … Continue reading

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Marx’s Humanism today

From the May-June 2012 issue of News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2012-2013 (continued from Part III) IV. Marx’s Humanism today “The commodity form of the products of labor became a fetish because of the perverse relationship of subject … Continue reading

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Situationists and Absolute Negativity

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Philosophic dialogue Situationists and Absolute Negativity It was good to have Ron Kelch’s Essay, “Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists,” in the Jan.-Feb. News & Letters open an overdue philosophic dialogue. As … Continue reading

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News and Letters Committees Call for Convention 2012

You can find this on the News and Letters website. OFFICIAL CALL FOR CONVENTION to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013 February 26, 2012 To All Members of News and Letters Committees   Dear Friends:   Where we must begin … Continue reading

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