Earlier this month Laurent Joffrin, Editorial Director of the French publication Libération, criticized Alain Badiou for his take on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It wasn’t just his criticism that drew Badiou’s ire, but his choice words – Joffrin said Badiou “was a kind of Maoist dinosaur lost in our time.”
The foreword to Maria Mies’ “Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour,” by Sylvia Federici.
In this week’s 8-Bit Philosophy, the video game guide to philosophy takes on the thinker of historical materialism and class conflict.
goes undisputed – from newsrooms to academia to the world’s living rooms – that there has recently been a major global economic crisis. In fact, according to some, the economic crisis is not even finished; for others we are suffering from its after-effects; among still others – with startling Panglossian assurance – the whole thing has been one great opportunity. Despite the apparent consensus, however, it remains difficult to pin down what exactly an economic crisis is.
An excerpt from “Willing Slaves of Capital” by Frederic Lordon.
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.
The annual Historical Materialism Conference is London is accepting 200-word abstracts until tomorrow, May 15, 2014.
The game 2048 is a viral sensation where players use psuedo-math skills to swipe and combine powers of two until reaching the number 2048. The game, created by 19-year-old Gabriele Cirulli has been played over 100 million times and is open source.
I’ve never been one to seek romance on Craigslist, but if I did, it’s probably a good idea to invent weirdly specific scenarios about inter-Marxist philosophical conflicts. After reading this San Francisco personal seeking a “degenerate Trotskyite,” anarchist, or revisionist Communist Party member, I’m a bit inspired. Perhaps, “Deleuzian seeks raging Lacanian to make an Oedipal triangle? “