Theodor Adorno “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?”
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Theodor Adorno “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?”

Opening Address to the 16th German Sociological Congress Source: http://www.efn.org/~dredmond/AdornoSocAddr.html; Translation: © 2001 Dennis Redmond; CopyLeft: translation used with permission, Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike); Original German: from Suhrkamp Verlag as: Theodor W. Adorno. Collected Works, Volume 4; Transcribed: by Andy Blunden. It has become customary for the outgoing chair of the German Society for … Continue reading

Will Barnes “The Working Class, World Capitalism and Crisis: A General Perspective”
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Will Barnes “The Working Class, World Capitalism and Crisis: A General Perspective”

The following remarks by Will Barnes constitute a more or less coherent reflection the larger part of which has been developed by the author over three years [when written in 2009]. Some aspects of what follows are eminently warranted, and easily justified; others would be far more difficult to convincingly defend. None of it is … Continue reading

Moishe Postone “Critique and Historical Transformation”
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Moishe Postone “Critique and Historical Transformation”

source: communists in situ From Critique and Historical Transformation, by Moishe Postone (2004): At the heart of Marx’s analysis of the commodity is his argument that labour in capitalism has a ‘double character’: it is both ‘concrete labour’ and ‘abstract labour’. ‘Concrete labour’ refers to the fact that some form of what we consider labouring activity mediates the … Continue reading

Ernst Bloch: Commentary on “Theses on Feuerbach”  from “The Principle of Hope,”
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Ernst Bloch: Commentary on “Theses on Feuerbach” from “The Principle of Hope,”

source: Marxists.org Significant brevity is coherent, that is why it is the least quick to put itself into words. Thus the understanding must repeatedly prove itself anew in such propositions. This nowhere more freshly than in the terse collection of the most terse directions which are known as the Eleven Theses on Feuerbach. Marx wrote … Continue reading

Fascism and the far right in Europe: country by country guide, part one – Austria to Greece
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Fascism and the far right in Europe: country by country guide, part one – Austria to Greece

Introduction Europe is witnessing a dangerous revival of fascist and racist populist parties and organisations. Over the next few weeks we are going to publish a series of articles analysing the scale of this threat. We will focus on the countries where fascist and racist parties have made significant electoral and/or organisational breakthroughs. There are … Continue reading