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Los Angeles Review of Books has published "Marginal Thinking: A Forum on Louis Althusser." Edited by writer and filmmaker Jason Barker, the collection of essays includes Althusser's lecture on Rousseau's "state of pure nature," excerpted from Verso's forthcoming edition of Cours sur Rousseau, and considerations of different aspects of the philosopher's body of work by Richard Seymour, Nina Power, Greg Sharzer, Caroline Williams, Dariush M. Doust, and Barker himself.
"'Rousseau's State of Pure Nature' along with the entire Cours sur Rousseau, is not some Althusserian collector’s item," Barker writes in his introduction to the excerpt.
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the great revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture. L'Ouverture, an ex-slave, lead the Haitian revolution against French colonial rule - and in doing so radicalised the spirit of the French Revolution by expanding its aims to cover the universal human emancipation. The revolution, one of the most monumental in human history, created the first black republic anywhere in the world and has influenced countless revolutionaries since.
This extraordinary document, signed by Toussaint in the name of his fourteen-year-old nephew Belair, was written by the leaders of the slave revolt to the colonial assembly in St-Domingue and the national commissioner Roume. After failed negotiations six months before, the letter testifies to an early and rapid radicalization of the revolution to encompass the call for general liberty based on the logic of indivisible, universal human rights.
The campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been one of the most obvious examples of media bias in politics within living memory. Following the pattern started during the Scottish independence referendum, the mainstream press has launched an all-out assault on Corbyn, often in conjunction with the right-wing of the party.
In this exclusive extract from Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, Richard Seymour analyses the media campaign to discredit Corbyn's leadership bid and the reasons for its failure.
Michel Warschawski is an Israeli anti-Zionist activist and contributor to The Case for Sanctions Against Israel. He is the former leader of the Marxist Revolutionary Communist League, and the founder of the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli NGO. This is his response to the recent accusations against Jeremy Corbyn and Ken