Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel
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Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel

Greek translation here Jens Misera: You are a member of the Viennese group “Café Critique”, a pool of anti-German communists. What is your definition of communism? Stephan Grigat: Communism is a concept which cannot be defined in terms of the established social sciences. Strictly speaking, communism is nothing more than the movement of materialistic criticism. … Continue reading

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