Marx’s original definition concerned political power as the direct manifestation of class antagonism, coupled with its opposite: the abolition of political power properly so-called in a fully realized socialist society. But what happens in between? Is it possible to break entrenched political power without necessarily resorting to the exercise of a fully articulated system of political power?
"Police are different things to different people" — an excerpt from Against Everything: On Dishonest Times by Mark Greif, a brilliant collection of essays dissecting everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.
Under the premise of social change, what many have come to rightfully recognize as the nonprofit industrial complex moves throughout the insides of genuine movements, commodifying, recycling, and taming anything too radical.
In General Intellects,I offer condensed versions of twenty-one leading thinkers across a range of fields. but I did not include figures in anthropology, as I am still working my way through reading in what's going on there. I have been finding some exciting stuff. Elsewhere, I wrote about Anna Tsing and Achille Mbembe and Eduardo Viveros de Castro. Here I offer a critical account of the recent work of Bruno Latour on the occasion of the publication of his lectures Facing Gaia.
John Sturrock, writer, critic and translator, passed away on 14th August 2017, aged 87. He was Consulting Editor at the London Review of Books and an editor at the Times Literary Supplement for many years.
It is in our relationship with non-humans that we decided the fate of our humanity. Becoming human means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with non-human beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species.