The only solution for those attempting to grapple with the weakness of the left–in the face of a system as strong as ever–is a temporary re-localisation of political struggles at a national level, or so Razmig Keucheyan
, assistant professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and author of The Left Hemisphere
Thanks to everyone who made us laugh last week with the many brilliant Hegel memes that were posted on twitter and facebook!
It was a tough job but we've chosen our favourite 10, and the winners will recieve a copy of Slavoj Žižek' Absolute Recoil
and Fredric Jameson's The Hegel Variations.
The original competition details are here
"I'm drinking lots of rum and popping pinks and greys."
Can you choose between science fiction writer and founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, and the philosopher and dialectical wizard Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel? How well do you know your Dialectics from your Dianetics? Your Scientology from your Science of Logic? Take our quiz and find out – it’s quicker than a stress-test.
TAKE THE QUIZ HERE!
Following this year's latest onslaught in Gaza, this month we're revisiting some of the writing of the late Daniel Bensaïd (1946–2010) on the topic. This week, a collective piece written with Rony Brauman, Nahal Chahal, Gisèle Halimi, Mohammed Harbi, Bachir Hilal, Marcel-Francis Kahn, Pierre Khalfa, and Fayez Malas from January 2002, on the relationship between talk of anti-semitism and the expansion of Israeli settlements:
When doing the Very Important research for our Hegel or L Ron Hubbard quiz
we came across some fun Hegel related gifs (see bottom right) and even created one of our own (bottom left)! So, in the interests of doing something vaguely amusing on a Friday (and getting some free books at the same time) we want you to send us your favourite Hegel gifs, or have a go at making your own. They can be moving, still, whatever you like! Bad photoshopping is very much welcomed as is anything rude, obscure and unusual!
At the end of the day we'll pick our 10 favourite gifs to win a copy of Žižek's new book Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
AND Fredric Jameson's The Hegel Variations
. Details below!