Posts Tagged ‘Platypus’

Kritik & theory


The left, global kicking off, and communisation theory Roger Rashi, Sam Gindin, Stephen Eric Bronner, Aaron Benanav, & Richard Rubin: Program and utopia. Extracts: Aaron Benanav (Endnotes): …We in Endnotes want to say, “There was never a time when the Left really mattered. What mattered was something else — the workers’ movement.” The concept of the Left provided a way for Social […]

Ross Wolfe, of the Charnel House, has a long post on the temporality of radical politics, criticising, among other temporal orientations, various forms of hankering after divers real and imaginary pasts, and particularly the longing for a ‘prelapsarian past, of the “good old days” before everything went wrong’. Much of the post is devoted to Franco […]

Thinking the global crisis South Atlantic Quarterly: Perspectives on the Global Crisis Volume 111, Number 2, Spring 2012 Moishe Postone, Special Issue Editor. Includes Moishe Postone: Thinking the Global Crisis Full Text (PDF). Also: Duncan K. Foley (Abstract/Full Text (PDF)), Michael Hardt (Abstract/Full Text (PDF)) and others. More and more labor is being rendered superfluous, even as […]

Andrew Coates on Platypus versus the Weekly Worker. Carl Packman on whether Sidney Webb was against a Jewish homeland. Related articles

Variousness 34


Illustration from Antiterra, from Midnight Radio Soup. Chris Mansour: Praxis, theory, and the unmakeable: An interview with Robert Hullot-Kentor: Platypus Review 33 | March 2011 [PDF] On February 19, 2011, Chris Mansour of Platypus interviewed Robert Hullot-Kentor, noted Adorno translator and author of Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno. What follows is an edited transcript of […]

By Felix Baum. Here. Opening: MOISHE POSTONE ONCE REMARKED about the German left: “No western Left was as philo-Semitic and pro-Zionist prior to 1967. Probably none subsequently identified so strongly with the Palestinian cause. What was termed ‘anti-Zionism’ was in fact so emotionally and psychically charged that it went far beyond the bounds of a […]

Platypus has published an English translation of Communism and Israel, by the anti-German group Initiative Sozialistisches Forum (ISF). The piece is problematic in a number of ways, but interesting, and very out of joint with the orthodoxies of the anglophone left. If I ever have more time, I will write more about why it is problematic, but […]

///Moishe Postone: Geoffrey Wildanger: Heidegger’s Inheritance of Hegel’s Experience [mentions Moishe Postone and Robert Kurz as Adornian critics of Hegal] ///Chris Arthur: Jonathan Dettman: Notes on Christopher Arthur on labour and capital ///Gáspár Miklós Tamás: The Left and Marxism in Eastern Europe: an interview ///Platypus: Louis Proyect attacks Platypus 1917 as “an American Eustonite” ///Recentish from Cafe Critique: [PDF] […]