Anselm Jappe: ‘Violence, what use is it?’

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

A good critique of the current state clampdown in motion everywhere, but thankfully, the plans for Jappe airways is unlikely to get off the ground anytime soon. His indictment of the currently in fashion Tiqqun ‘ideology’ is on target however. Read it here. The P.D. editor in chief writes: According to our modern thinker Jappe, [...]

‘living in Wolkenkuckucksheim’

Monday, June 25th, 2012

On the crisis, here.

happy christmas

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

‘I was arrested and put in the van. They took me to the station and a cop started to punch me in the face. I bit his thumb. I started to eat his arm. The next thing I remember is waking up on the floor of a cell not able to move. The pain racked [...]

Reaching the parts other radical critiques don’t quite reach…

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

“Only now can the conceptions of Kant, Marx and Freud be systematically unified, only now can one utilize the reformulation of the “history of class struggles” as the “history of fetishistic relations” (and thus, beyond “class struggles”, we return to the origin of human transformation).” New Robert Kurz translations – but beware: from German, into [...]

Henryk Grossman: an introduction

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

This ia an article that was published in the journal Historical Materialism in 2009 by Rick Kuhn. We left off the final section which is a trotskyist rant about ‘responsibility’. Introduction Henryk Grossman’s discussion of economic crises was designed to complement his Leninist understanding of politics. For Grossman, as for Marx, the fundamental contradiction of [...]

Emergency airdrop from Germany

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Two new translations of Exit articles now available:

G.M. Tamás on Europe past and present

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Thanks to AA

A different Thirty Years’ War

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Le Monde is running a story about a CHRONIQUE D’UNE GUERRE DE TRENTE ANS.(CHRONICLE OF A THIRTY YEARS WAR). It appears in today’s Le Monde des livres (14 January, 2011). It is a review of a book by Pierre Bouretz called D’un ton guerrier en philosophie (On a warlike tone in philosophy, published by Gallimard). [...]

Sohn-Rethel concludes: ‘a world plunged into darkness’

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

We became aware earlier that in the exchange abstraction time becomes unhistorical time and space becomes ungeographical space; they become “abstract time” and “abstract space”, as we said, endless time and limitless space, and in this form the setting of a conception of the universe as nature in an antithetic contrast to man’s own social [...]

Sohn-Rethel uncovered: Part Five

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Matter in Motion This answer cannot be argued here in detail so as to make it more than a suggestion. In support of it, however, consider two general characteristics of modern science and of its underlying pattern of thinking. One is by Engels: “Motion is the mode of existence off matter. Never anywhere has there [...]