Your Revolution is No Liberation

07Nov07

Why Your Revolution Is No Liberation - a readerYour Revolution is no liberation

During the recent weeks and months a spirited debate developed in different German left wing newspapers and groups about the sense or non-sense, the perspectives and the means and goals of the mobilisation against the G8 summit. Different German and Austrian anti-fascist groups started a campaign to criticise a wrong analysis of capitalism widely spread in the anti-globalisation movement. In the context of this campaign several public discussions and lectures were held, a special webpage was set up but above all reader was published that contains a set of basic texts referring to this problem. This reader is available in German and English and will soon also be published in French in order to spread the debate also across other countries.

>> Table of content

Introduction
Moishe Postone History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilization and Contemporary Forms of Anticapitalism
Moishe Postone Anti-Semitism and National Socialism
Max Horkheimer & Theodor W. Adorno Elements of Anti-Semitism: Limits of Enlightment
Stephan Grigat Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism within the Left
Jean Amery The respectable Anti-Semitism
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5 Responses to “Your Revolution is No Liberation”

  1. 1 antigerman

    The original two locations for this important reader are now off-line. If anyone knows where it can be read, let me know.

    The intro in English is at Mad Koln: http://www.mad-koeln.de/introduction.html

  2. 2 antigerman

    P.S. Some of its contents are linked to from Contested Terrain too:
    Elements of Anti-Semitism – (from Dialectic of Enlightenment). By Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer. 1944. http://books.google.de/books?hl=en&id=lwVjsKcHW7cC&dq=dialectic+of+enlightenment&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=8PCs44MNAs&sig=jK3AhbEoMwfMTDJcRU0WVl8-U8g&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPR5,M1

    Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate – By Jean Paul Sartre. 1946. http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Semite-Jew-Exploration-Etiology-Hate/dp/0805210474

    Antisemitism. (from The Origins of Totalitarianism). Hannah Arendt. 1951. http://www.amazon.com/Antisemitism-Part-One-Origins-Totalitarianism/dp/0156078104

    Antisemitism and National Socialism – By Moishe Postone. 1986. http://contested-terrain.net//?p=27

  3. webpage will be reupped soon!
    if you want to get an pdf copy just send us a mail, and if you like to order some english printed copies, mail us too.

  4. 4 antigerman

    Thanks comrade!

  5. 5 antigerman

    Mad Cologne, if you are still here, I just wrote this as a comment to another post:

    After looking again at the reader at Greens Engage (see update at top of post)*, I remembered some of the problems with it, particularly the lack of editing. The Postone pieces are clearly scanned text, so the paragraph breaks are missing, some characters have morphed into others, page numbers and headers/footers find their way into the text, etc. Also, some of the texts are not clear about their original sources, which is unhelpful.

    However, I am also reminded of how good the reader is. If a second edition comes, hopefully the errors might be corrected. And let’s hope a second edition does come!

    *pdf link: http://greensengage.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/08001revolution_no_lib.pdf


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