Interview with Moishe Postone “Zionism, anti-semitism and the left”
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Interview with Moishe Postone “Zionism, anti-semitism and the left”

by Martin Thomas posted at workers liberty UK website Moishe Postone is a Marxist academic based at the University of Chicago. As well as writing extensively on Marx’s political economy, he has also been central to the development of theories of “left anti-semitism”, which look at ways in which positions taken by left groups, particularly … 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

A lecture of Moishe Postone in Berlin December 2015: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor
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A lecture of Moishe Postone in Berlin December 2015: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

The current crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have dramatically revealed the absence of a robust conceptualization of post-capitalist society and, by implication, of a robust critique of capital. One result has been the continued hegemony of neoliberal discourses and policies. … Continue reading