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Home Too much production: Postone’s new interpretation of Marx’s theory provides a categorical critique with deficits

9 Sep , 2017  

Moishe Postone has produced a weighty work on central, categorical questions of Marx’s critique of economy. It is in no way a merely academic exercise. The vanishing point of even his most abstract considerations is the question of how to analyze contemporary changes in capitalism.

Postone’s critique is directed in ...

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Biopolitics

Multirassismus

28 Aug , 2017  

“Seit der Wiedervereinigung ist das Land eigentlich ein Kandidat für Prozesse, wie sie sich in Jugoslawien abgespielt haben und in der Tschechoslowakei sich anbahnen, wobei die Trennung der Ostdeutschen von den Westdeutschen sogar leichter durchzuführen wäre als die der Kroaten von den Serben, weil keine strittigen Gebietsansprüche existieren.” Uberlegungen zur ...

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NonPolitics

On Direct Democracy

16 Jul , 2017  

Taken from ediciones-ineditos

[Originally published on the blog of Léon de Mattis, April 26th, 2017 in French. What follows is a translation into English by ediciones inéditos which has been reviewed by de Mattis himself. We found it has much that could illuminate the way forward as we have seen ...

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NonPolitics

Anleitung zum Bürgerkrieg

8 Mai , 2017  

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Necropolitics

Guy Brossollet’s “Non-battle”

3 Jan , 2017  

Counter-insurgency is a urgent issue in American life today–indeed around the world–as state and non-state actors alike perfect the art of subduing popular upheaval. Viewing individuals and populations as liabilities even threats, the army and the police have been forced to adopt a series of new tactics, from urban warfare

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Reading Deleuze and Guattari as Marxist/Spinozists: On Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s State and Politics

7 Jul , 2016  

Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s Politique et État chez Deleuze et Guattari: Essai sur le matérialism historico-machinic has been translated into English as State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx. In the past twenty years since I first discovered Deleuze and Guattari I have gone from avidly reading everything that came out ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

On The Radical Left and National Liberation

27 Nov , 2015  

The usual accusation made against Israel or Zionism is that this state was founded where other people were already living. But the founding acts of all hitherto existing polities were never acts of justice, but rather always acts of violence. Even the storybook peace of idyllic tribes and peoples cultivating ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics

June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:

10 Nov , 2015  

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no one, a society indifferent to possession of wealth, chiefs ...

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all, Lexicon

Marxsche Theorie und Imperialismus

14 Aug , 2015  

Dieser Beitrag von John Milios und Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos ist von grundlegender Bedeutung für die marxistische Wirtschaftstheorie. Zum einen verweist er auf die strategische Bedeutung des Begriffs des Gesamtkapitals, der gegenüber dem des Einzelkapitals, das nur als ein Fragment des Gesamtkapitals gilt, logischen Vorrang besitzt.  Zum anderen nimmt er Lenins ...

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EconoFiction

Gorgopotamos in Alamana: Die ersten Monate der SYRIZA-Regierung

22 Mai , 2015  

1. Weiterführung des Bestehenden?

In den ersten beiden Monaten ihres Handelns scheint die Regierung der Linken und ihrer Verbündeten dazu zu neigen, sich zu einer populistischen Geschäftsführerin des Bestehenden zu wandeln, also der Herrschaft des Kapitals in Gestalt seiner globalen neoliberalen Form. Verlautbarungen staatlicher Akteure ebenso wie Stimmen des Volkes ...

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