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  • A face in the crowd

    A face in the crowd

    Marshall Berman, the celebrated political philosopher and urbanist, died ten years ago this month. His deep commitment to a Marxist humanism, a 'Marxism with soul', has much still to teach us.
  • Georg Lukács: the final interview

    Georg Lukács: the final interview

    We publish here the text of one of the last interviews with Georges Lukács, given to Hungarian television. The interview was prepared and conducted by András Kovács. Lukács talks about his youth and the influence Lenin had on his own development as a revolutionary activist. His aim is to convey the sense of Lenin’s grasp on the richness and complexity of historical reality. The interview was recorded in October 1969. We are publishing here the first part, which is mainly about Lukács’s relationship with Lenin’s thought and action.

  • Marxism and Hegel Reading List

    Marxism and Hegel Reading List

    A reading list on the relation between Hegel and Marx, two of philosophy's greatest thinkers. All 40% off (print books) and 60% off (ebooks) until January 4th.

  • Theodor Adorno on Expiry

    Theodor Adorno on Expiry

    Truly terrifying are the sleepless nights when time seems to contract and run fruitlessly through our hands. But what is revealed in such contraction of the hours is the reverse of time fulfilled.

  • Theodor Adorno on Gift-giving

    Theodor Adorno on Gift-giving

    Human beings are forgetting how to give gifts... Real gift-giving had its happiness in imagining the happiness of the receiver. It meant choosing, spending time, going out of one’s way, thinking of the other as a subject: the opposite of forgetfulness. Hardly anyone is still capable of this.

  • The Global Left: Past, Present, and Future

    The Global Left: Past, Present, and Future

    On the 31st August, renowned sociologist and the inaugurator of world-systems analysis Immanuel Wallerstein died aged 88. In this, a seminal late work published here in English for the first time, Wallerstein traces the contours of of the Western left both in the past and its future. In doing so, he raises fundamental questions about the left's relationship with internationalism, and asks how the left can chart a new way forward in the twenty-first century.

  • "Is there an option to go beyond racism?": Étienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein on <i>Race, Nation, Class</i>

    "Is there an option to go beyond racism?": Étienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein on Race, Nation, Class

    On the 31st August, renowned sociologist and the inaugurator of world-systems analysis Immanuel Wallerstein died aged 88. Alongside his monumental four-volume series on The Modern World-System, one of his most influential works was Race, Nation, Class, written in dialogue with Etienne Balibar. In this interview, conducted by Manuela Bojadžijev, Balibar and Wallerstein discuss how the volume came about, and its continuing relevance thirty years later.

  • A Revolutionary from the OECD - the Castoriadis/Poulantzas debate

    A Revolutionary from the OECD - the Castoriadis/Poulantzas debate

    In 1977, an intense debate raged in the Greek press between Nicos Poulantzas and Cornelius Castoriadis, sparked by remarks made by Poulantzas in an article that questioned Castoriadis political commitment to ending the dictatorship in Greece, and his position as a high-level economist for the OECD. Here, published in English for the first time, is the record of the debate – published with an introduction by Dimitris Psarras and Dimitris Karidas.

  • “But didn’t he kill his wife?”

    “But didn’t he kill his wife?”

    If there is one thing that everyone knows about Louis Althusser, it is that he killed his wife - the sociologist and résistante Hélène Rytmann-Légotien. In this article, William S. Lewis asks how should this fact effect the reception of Althusser's work, and how should those who find Althusser's reconceptualisation of Marx and Marxism usefully respond?