An excerpt from “Willing Slaves of Capital” by Frederic Lordon.
Reading letters of long-dead thinkers is always a fascinating journey. The literary prowess employed in private conversations with friends may uncomfortably remind many that the last text conversation with their significant other contained 13 emoticons and 3 insincere cases of “lol.” On the other hand, you’d probably quickly tire of unsolicited existential musings via text message.
Here’s a story of encouragement for budding cultural critics: if you sell out, you can make millions of dollars by re-purposing your academic work for capitalist consumption. At least, that’s what BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has done.
If you’ve ever perused OKCupid and been sickened by the masses of bourgeois scum, you’ll be delighted to hear the latest innovation in anti-capitalist dating: OKComrade.
Existentialism is a field of philosophy that grapples with human existence and flourished in post-war Europe in the 1940s and 1950s.
Of course, these thinkers of human existence were also dealing with their own. Namely, that their lives were a bizarre shit-storm of mental breakdowns, drug-induced genius and tremendous backlash from the societies they lived in.
Your friendly guide to Althusser’s recently translated text: “On the Reproduction of Capitalism.”
The more pressing question of our day: what to do with our bourgeois friends?
In this interview from 1967 in the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur, Deleuze speaks about the legacy of Friedrich Neitzsche.
Drawn in the basement of NYC’s Strand Bookstore.
Featuring level 5 rogue “Damiens the Regicide” as played by Michel Foucault.