Platypus

Marxist readings archive

2/1/11

 

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Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund (1903-69)

Theodor W. Adorno, "The Actuality of Philosophy" (1931)

Theodor W. Adorno, "The Idea of Natural History" (1932)

Theodor W. Adorno, "Reflections on Class Theory" (1942)

Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, et al., discussion of Ludwig Marcuse, "Need and Culture in Nietzsche" (1942) [introduction by Richard Wolin] [essay by Gunzelin Schmid Noerr] [essay by Rolf Wiggershaus]

Theodor W. Adorno, part X. "Imaginative excesses" from "Messages in a Bottle" (orphaned from Minima Moralia 1944-47)

Theodor W. Adorno, "Sociology and Psychology" (1955)

Theodor W. Adorno, "Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?" (AKA "Is Marx Obsolete?," 1968)

Theodor W. Adorno, "On Subject and Object" (1969)

Theodor W. Adorno, "Marginalia to Theory and Praxis" (1969)

Theodor W. Adorno, "Resignation" (1969)

Gillian Rose, review of Adorno, Negative Dialectics [1966], translated by E. B. Ashton [1973] (1976)

Gillian Rose, review of Susan Buck-Morss, The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Adorno and Benjamin [1977], and Zoltan Tar, The Frankfurt School: Horkheimer and Adorno [1977] (1979)

Nigel Tubbs, "Mind the Gap: the philosophy of Gillian Rose" (2000)

Ali, Tariq

Tariq Ali, "Mid-Point in the Middle East?" (2006)

Althusser, Louis (1918-90)

Louis Althusser, "Contradiction and Overdetermination" (1962)

Louis Althusser, "Marxism and Humanism" (1963/65)

Louis Althusser, Letter to the Communist Party of France Central Committee [on "humanism," etc.] (1966)

Louis Althusser, "Lenin Before Hegel" (1969)

Anderson, Perry

Perry Anderson, "Renewals" (2000)

Perry Anderson, "Internationalism: A Breviary" (2002)

Avrich, Paul

Paul Avrich, selections from Kronstadt 1921 (1970)

Spartacist League, "Kronstadt 1921: Bolshevism vs. Counterrevolution: Russian Archives Refute Anarchist Lies, Again" (2006)

Leon Trotsky, "Hue and Cry over Kronstadt" (1938)

 

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Benjamin, Walter (1892-1940)

Walter Benjamin, "Theologico-Political Fragment" (1920?)

Bloch, Ernst (1885-1977)

Ernst Bloch, "Causality and Finality as Active, Objectifying Categories (Categories of Transmission)" (1974)

Bookchin, Murray (1921-2006)

Murray Bookchin, "Listen, Marxist!" (1969)

Buck-Morss, Susan

Susan Buck-Morss, "Hegel and Haiti" (2000)

 

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Castoriadis, Cornelius (1922-97)

Cornelius Castoriadis, "The Working Class and Organization" (1959)

Cornelius Castoriadis, "From Marx to Aristotle, From Aristotle to Us" (1978?)

Andrew Arato, "Editor's Introduction [to Castoriadis, "From Marx to Aristotle" et al.]" (1978)

Clark, Timothy J.

T. J. Clark, "Why Art Can't Kill the Situationist International" (1997)

T. J. Clark, "Should Benjamin Have Read Marx?" (2003)

Retort Collective, "Afflicted Powers: The State, the Spectacle and September 11" (2004)

Hal Foster/October editors and Retort, "An Exchange on Afflicted Powers" (2006)

T. J. Clark, "Art History in an Age of Image Machines" (2006/08)

Soren Whited, "Capital, Spectacle, and Modernity: an interview with Retort [T. J. Clark, et al.]" [The Platypus Review #8 (November, 2008)]

Communist (Third) International

Communist (Third) International, "Guidelines on the Organizational Structure of Communist Parties, on the Methods and Content of their Work" (resolutions 1921)
(especially: Resolution of the 24th Session of the Third Congress of the Communist International; and Resolution on the Organization of the Communist International)

Constant, Benjamin (1767-1830)

Benjamin Contant, "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" (1819)

Cruse, Harold (1916-2005)

Harold Cruse, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967) [selections part 1, 3-10 and 11-63] [part 2, 451-475 and 544-565]

Cutrone, Chris

Spartacist League and Chris C, "Exchange on the Iraq 'Resistance' " (2004/05)

Spartacist League and Chris C, "Exchange on Iraq Occupation" (2006)

Chris Cutrone, "Introducing Platypus" [PDF layout] (September 11, 2006)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno in 1969: Adorno's Marxism and the problem and legacy of the 1960s Left in theory and practice" (2006)
[expanded draft for University of Chicago Social Theory Workshop]
[edited and revised for Rethinking Marxism 2006 conference]

Chris Cutrone, opening remarks to forum on "Imperialism" and the Left [PDF] (January 30, 2007) [YouTube video clips]

Chris Cutrone, " 'The Left is Dead! — Long Live the Left!'
Vicissitudes of historical consciousness and possibilities for emancipatory social politics today"
[HTML The Platypus Review #1 (November, 2007)] (May 1, 2007)

Chris Cutrone, "Resistance" and the Left (at Platypus Chicago forum) [PDF opening remarks prepared text] (November 6, 2007) [YouTube video clips]

Spartacus Youth Club, "Platypus: Pseudo-'Marxist,' Pro-Imperialist, Academic Claptrap" [PDF] (November 6, 2007)

Chris Cutrone, "Hysteria in the face of Platypus?" (response to SYC Chicago 11/6/07 flyer) [PDF] (November 7, 2007)

Chris Cutrone, "Organization, political action, history, and consciousness: on anarchism and Marxism" [HTML The Platypus Review #2 (February, 2008) (January 15, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Review of Angela Davis's University of Chicago 2008 George E. Kent lecture on 'How Does Change Happen?' [January 24, 2008]" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #3 (March, 2008)] (February 21, 2008)

Aay Preston-Myint and Chris Cutrone, "Exchange: 'Race' in social-historical and political context: Response and rejoinder to the March 2008 review of Angela Davis lecture on 'How does change happen?' (Chicago, 1/24/08)" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #5 (May - July, 2008)] (May 3, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, " 'Let the dead bury the dead!' — Marxism vs. anarchism: Response to the Principia Dialectica (UK) leaflet commemorating May 1968" [The Platypus Review #5 (May - July, 2008)] (May 13, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno and Benjamin's Philosophy of history: the challenge of the history of the Left to the progressive view of history" (draft) [PDF] [PDF Rethinking Marxism 2009 edit] (May 30, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Rehab — or, 'You will know, know, know' " response to the Principia Dialectica rejoinder to Platypus [PDF] (June 14, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, Coda on Anselm Jappe (Krisis-Gruppe) and Guy Debord [PDF] (June 21, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Capital in History: the need for a Marxian philosophy of history of the Left" (at The Crisis in Marxist Thought forum, Chicago) [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #7 (October, 2008)] (July 25, 2008, revised for publication September 27, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Obama: Progress in regress: the end of 'black politics' " [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #6 (September, 2008)] (August 14, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Iraq and the election: the fog of 'anti-war' politics" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #7 (October, 2008)] (September 22, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Finance capital: why financial capitalism is no more 'fictitious' than any other kind" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #7 (October, 2008)] (September 27, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Friedrich Hayek and the legacy of Milton Friedman: Neoliberalism and the question of freedom (in part, a response to Naomi Klein)" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #8 (November, 2008)] (October 14, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Remember the future!" [PDF]
A rejoinder to Peter Hudis on "Capital in History"
[HTML The Platypus Review #8 (November, 2008)] (October 20, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Obama: 3 comparisons: MLK, JFK, FDR: the coming sharp turn to the Right" [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #8 (November, 2008)] (October 28, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Obama and Clinton: 'Third Way' politics and the 'Left' " [PDF] [HTML The Platypus Review #9 (December, 2008)] (November 22, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, "Progress or regress? Considering the future of Leftist politics under Obama" (at Platypus NYC forum) [PDF opening remarks prepared text] (December 6, 2008)

Chris Cutrone, letter to The Nation [PDF] [HTML] in response to Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher, Jr., "Rising to the Occasion" and Nation forum in reply on Re-Imagining Socialism (March 13/April 2, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, "Punk and Postmodernism: The post-Punk revival: morality and style" [PDF] (April 15, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, "Dialectics of Defeat: Towards a Theory of Historical Regression (Platypus): 1917" (presented at Left Forum 2009) [PDF] (April 18, 2009) [video] [YouTube video clips]

Chris Cutrone, "Symptomology: Historical transformations in social-political context" [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #12 (May, 2009)] (May 8, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, "The Decline of the Left in the 20th Century: Towards a Theory of Historical Regression: 1917" [PDF manuscript] (2001, 1968, 1933, 1917) (presented at the 1st annual Platypus International Convention, 2009) [PDF edit layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #17 (November, 2009)] (June 12, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, "The Platypus Synthesis: History, Theory, and Practice: Part 2. History, Theory" [PDF] (Richard Rubin, Chris Cutrone, Ian Morrison) (presented at the 1st annual Platypus International Convention, 2009) (June 14, 2009) [MP3 audio recording]

Chris Cutrone, "The Failure of the Islamic Revolution: The nature of the present crisis in Iran" [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #14 (August, 2009)] (August 3, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, Book review: Karl Korsch, Marxism and Philosophy [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #15 (September, 2009)] (September 3, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, "30 years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: the tragedy of the Left" [PDF] (at Platypus Chicago forum) [PDF opening remarks prepared text] [PDF The Platypus Review #20 (February, 2010) Iran forum supplement] (November 5, 2009)

Chris Cutrone, Rejoinder to David Black on Karl Korsch, Marxism and Philosophy [PDF manuscript] [HTML The Platypus Review #20 (February, 2010)] (January 31, 2010) [David Black's comments on Korsch HTML The Platypus Review #18 (December, 2009)] [PDF layout]

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno's Marxism — theory-practice: Gillian Rose's "Hegelian" critique of Marxism; the origins of Adorno's Marxism; Lenin and Luxemburg in 1917 — Lukács and Korsch in 1923; Adorno and Korsch on Marxism and philosophy" (draft) [PDF] (February 22, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, Book review: Gillian Rose, Hegel Contra Sociology [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #21 (March, 2010)] (March 2, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "The American Left and the 'black question:' from politics to protest to the post-political" (Platypus) (presented at Left Forum 2010) [PDF] (March 20, 2010) [audio]

Chris Cutrone, "The Left and prospects for democracy in the Middle East: Iraq" (Platypus) (presented at Left Forum 2010) [PDF] (March 21, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "The Green Movement and the Left: prospects for democracy in Iran" (Platypus) (presented at Left Forum 2010) [PDF] (March 21, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno and Freud: 'Only the exaggerations are true.' The relation of Freudian psychoanalysis to Marxist critical social theory" (draft presentation at 7th annual Social Theory Forum, University of Massachusetts, Boston) [PDF] (April 7, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno's political relevance" (draft) [PDF] (April 21, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "The Politics of the Culture Industry: Art Today" [PDF] (at Platypus Chicago forum) (April 27, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno and Korsch on Marxism and philosophy" [PDF] (at Historical Materialism conference, Toronto) (May 14, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Adorno and Freud: The relation of Freudian psychoanalysis to Marxist critical social theory" [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #24 (June, 2010)] (May 24, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Against dogmatic abstraction: A critique of Cindy Milstein on anarchism and Marxism" [PDF manuscript] [HTML The Platypus Review #25 (July, 2010)] (July 1, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "Chinoiserie: A critique of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA on Alain Badiou" [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #26 (August, 2010)] (July 30, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "The Marxist hypothesis: a response to Alain Badiou's 'communist hypothesis' " [PDF manuscript] [PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #29 (November, 2010)] (November 4, 2010)

Chris Cutrone, "What is Critique? The Relevance of Critical Theory to Art Today" [PDF manuscript] [forum transcript PDF layout] [HTML The Platypus Review #31 (January, 2011)] at What is Critique?, Parsons, the New School for Design, New York (video recording) (November 20, 2010)

 

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D'Emilio, John

John D'Emilio, "Capitalism and Gay Identity" (1973)

John D'Emilio, Lost Prophet: the life and times of Bayard Rustin (2003)

 

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Fanon, Frantz (1925-61)

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks [PDF Introduction] [PDF Ch. 8 "By Way of Conclusion"] (1952)

Frantz Fanon, "Reciprocal Bases of National Culture and the Fight for Freedom" (1959), in Ch. 4 of The Wretched of the Earth (1961)

Frantz Fanon, Conclusion [PDF] to The Wretched of the Earth (1961)

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (film 1996, 52 min.: dir. Isaac Julien)

 

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Guevara, Ernesto "Che" (1928-67)

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, "Socialism and Man in Cuba" (1965)

Spartacist League,"Theses on Guerilla Warfare" (1968)

 

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Hall, Stuart

Stuart Hall, "Introducing New Left Review" (1960)

Halliday, Fred

Fred Halliday, "Revolution in Afghanistan" (1978)

Fred Halliday, "War and Revolution in Afghanistan" (1980)

Fred Halliday, "The Iranian Revolution: Uneven Development and Religious Populism" (1982/86)

Fred Halliday, "The Iranian Revolution and its Implications" (interview 1987)

Fred Halliday, "Who is Responsible? [interview with Danny Postel]" (2005)

Fred Halliday, "The Fate of Solidarity: Uses and Abuses" (2007?)

Holloway, John

John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today (2003)

 

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James, C. L. R. (1901-89)

C. L. R. James, State Capitalism and World Revolution (1950)

C. L. R. James, "Lenin and the Vanguard Party" (1963)

Jameson, Fredric

Fredric Jameson, "Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism" (1984)

Fredric Jameson, "Globalization and Political Strategy" (2000)

 

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Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)

Immanuel Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" (1784)

Kautsky, Karl (1854-1938)

Karl Kautsky, "The Intellectuals and the Workers" (1903)

Karl Kautsky, "Ultra-Imperialism" (1914) [PDF]

Kolakowski, Leszek (b. 1927)

Leszek Kolakowski, "The Concept of the Left" (1968)

E. P. Thompson, "Open Letter to Leszek Kolakowski" (1973)

Leszek Kolakowski, "My Correct Views on Everything" [reply to E. P. Thompson] (1974)

Leszek Kolakowski, "The Death of Utopia Reconsidered" (1982)

Leszek Kolakowski, "How to be a Conservative-Liberal-Socialist" (1990)

Leszek Kolakowski, selections from Main Currents of Marxism [on Lenin and Adorno, and prefaces and epilogues] (2004)

Leszek Kolakowski, "On exile, philosophy & tottering insecurely on the edge of an unknown abyss" [interview with Danny Postel] (2005)

Tony Judt, "Goodbye to All That?" [on Kolakowski, Main Currents of Marxism, 1978/2005 and prospects for return to Marxism] (2006)

Krassó, Nicolas

Nicolas Krassó, "Trotsky's Marxism" (1967)

 

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Lafargue, Paul (1841-1911)

Paul Lafargue, The Right to be Lazy (1883)

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924)

V. I. Lenin, What is to be Done? Burning Questions of Our Movement (1902) [PDF]

V. I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916)

V. I. Lenin, The State and Revolution (1917)

V. I. Lenin, "Left-Wing" Communism — An Infantile Disorder (1920)

Spartacist League, Lenin and the Vanguard Party (pamphlet 1978)

Lukács, Georg (1885-1971)

Georg Lukács, "The Phenomenon of Reification" (Part I of "Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat," 1923) [PDF]
[in History and Class Consciousness, 83-110]

Georg Lukács, "The Standpoint of the Proletariat" (Part III of "Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat," 1923)
[in History and Class Consciousness, 149-209]

Georg Lukács, "Lenin: Theoretician of Practice" (1924)

Georg Lukács, A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the dialectic (1925-26?)
Part I "Problems of Class Consciousness," 45-94 (138-145n)

Georg Lukács, A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the dialectic (1925-26?)
Part II "Dialectic of Nature," 94-137 (146-149n)

Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919)

Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (1900/08)

Rosa Luxemburg, The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions (1906)

Rosa Luxemburg, The Junius Pamphlet, or, The Crisis of German Social Democracy (1915/16)

Rosa Luxemburg, "The Russian Revolution" (1918, unpublished in Luxemburg's lifetime)

Rosa Luxemburg, "The Russian Tragedy" (1918)

Rosa Luxemburg, "German Bolshevism" (1918)

Rosa Luxemburg, "What does the Spartacus League Want?" (1918)

Rosa Luxemburg, "On the Spartacus Programme" (1918)

Rosa Luxemburg, "Order Reigns in Berlin" (1919)

Max Shachtman, "Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg" (1935)

Max Shachtman, "Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg" (1938)

J. P. Nettl, "The German Social Democratic Party 1890-1914 as a Political Model" (1965)

J. P. Nettl, Rosa Luxemburg (1966, 2 vols.)

Lyotard, Jean-François (1924-98)

Jean-François Lyotard, "Rules and Paradoxes, and Svelte Appendix [on Postmodernism]" (1983)

 

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Marcuse, Herbert (1898-1979)

Herbert Marcuse, "Re-Examination of the Concept of Revolution" (1968)

Herbert Marcuse, "The Historical Fate of Bourgeois Democracy" (1972/73?)

Marx, Karl (1818-83)

Karl Marx, "To Make the World Philosophical" (1839-41) and "For a Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing" (1843)
[in Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader, 9-15]

Karl Marx, selections from the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 ("Estranged Labour," "Private Property and Labour," "Private Property and Communism," and "The Meaning of Human Requirements" [PDF])
[in Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader, 70-101]

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, selections from the Manifesto of the Communist Party (1847-48, Prefaces to various language editions, I. "Bourgeois and Proletarians," II. "Proletarians and Communists," and IV. "Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties" [PDF])
[in Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader, 469-491, and 499-500]

Karl Marx, selections from The Grundrisse (1857-61, A. "Introduction: (1) Production: Independent Individuals, 18th Century Ideas, and (3) The Method of Political Economy," C. "The Dynamics of Capitalism," G. "Capitalism, Machinery and Automation," H. "The End of Capitalism" [PDF], and "(1) Value" [PDF])
[in Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader, 222-226, 236-244, 247-250, 283-290, and 291-292, and Martin Nicolaus, transl., Grundrisse, 881-882]

Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme (1875)

Karl Korsch, "Introduction to Marx's Critique of the Gotha Programme" (1922)

"Karl Marx: A Prolet Play" (1938?)

Mills, C. Wright (1916-62)

C. Wright Mills, "Letter to the New Left" (1960) [PDF]

 

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Nettl, J. P. (Peter)

J. P. Nettl, "The German Social Democratic Party 1890-1914 as a Political Model" (1965)

J. P. Nettl, Rosa Luxemburg (1966, 2 vols.)

 

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Pippin, Robert

Robert Pippin, "On Critical Theory: A Short History of Non-Being" (2003)

Postone, Moishe

Moishe Postone and Helmut Reinicke, "On [Martin] Nicolaus's Introduction to [Karl Marx's] Grundrisse" (1974)

John Keane and Brian Singer, "On Conceptual Archaeology: A Reply to Postone and Reinicke" (1974)

Moishe Postone, "Necessity, Labor, and Time: a reinterpretation of the Marxian critique of capitalism" (1978)

Andrew Arato, "Editor's Introduction [to Postone, "Necessity, Labor, and Time" et al.]" (1978)

Moishe Postone, "Anti-Semitism and National Socialism" (1986)
[alternate version, "Notes on the German Reaction to Holocaust"]

Moishe Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination: a reinterpretation of Marx's critical theory (1993)

Moishe Postone, "Rethinking Marx (in a post-Marxist world)" (1995)

Moishe Postone, "On Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx" (review 1998)

Moishe Postone, "Contemporary Historical Transformations: Beyond Post-Industrial Theory and Neo-Marxism" [on Daniel Bell and Ernest Mandel] (1999)

Moishe Postone, "Lukács and the Dialectical Critique of Capitalism" (2003)

Moishe Postone, "Critique and Historical Transformation" (2004)

Michael Neary, "Travels in Moishe Postone's Social Universe: A Contribution to a Critique of Political Cosmology [review of Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination, 1993]" (2004)

Peter Hudis, "The Death of the Death of the Subject [review of Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination, 1993]" (2004)

Moishe Postone, "History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilization and Contemporary Forms of Anticapitalism" (2006)

Moishe Postone, "Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovanni Arrighi, David Harvey" (2006)

Moishe Postone, "History and the Critique of Capital" (lecture, Paris, February 3, 2007)

Moishe Postone, "Rethinking the Critical Theory of Capitalism" (2007)

Ben Blumberg and Pam C. Nogales C., "Marx after Marxism: an interview with Moishe Postone" [The Platypus Review #3 (March, 2008)]

Moishe Postone and Timothy Brennan, "Labor and the Logic of Abstraction: an interview" (2009)

 

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Reed, Adolph L. Jr.

Adolph Reed, "Black Particularity Reconsidered" [AKA "The 'Black Revolution' and the Reconstitution of Domination"] (1979)

Adolph Reed, "Paths to Critical Theory" (1984)

Adolph Reed, "Unraveling the Relation of Race and Class in American Politics" (2002)

Adolph Reed, "The Real Divide" (2005)

Adolph Reed, "Where Obamaism Seems to be Going" (July 16, 2008)

Reich, Wilhelm (1897-1957)

Wilhelm Reich, "Ideology as Material Power" (1933/46)

Retort Collective

Retort Collective, "Afflicted Powers: The State, the Spectacle and September 11" (2004)

Hal Foster/October editors and Retort, "An Exchange on Afflicted Powers" (2006)

Soren Whited interviews the Retort Collective, "Capital, Spectacle, and Modernity" (in The Platypus Review #8, November, 2008)

Rustin, Bayard (1912-87)

Bayard Rustin, "From Protest to Politics: the future of the civil rights movement" (1965)

Bayard Rustin, "The Failure of Black Separatism" (1970)

Bayard Rustin, "The Blacks and the Unions" (1971)

Brother Outsider: the Bayard Rustin Story (2003)

John D'Emilio, Lost Prophet: the life and times of Bayard Rustin (2003)

 

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Shachtman, Max (1904-72)

Max Shachtman, "Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg" (1935)

Max Shachtman, "Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg" (1938)

James Burnham and Max Shachtman, "Intellectuals in Retreat" (1939)

Max Shachtman and Earl Browder debate on "Is Russia a Socialist Community?," moderated by C. Wright Mills (1950)

Slaughter, Cliff

Cliff Slaughter, "What is Revolutionary Leadership?" (1964)

Cliff Slaughter, "Marxist Theory and Class Consciousness" (Chapter 7 of Marxism and the Class Struggle, 1975)

Spartacist League (USA)

Spartacist League, Marxist Bulletin #5 (revised): What Strategy for Black Liberation? Trotskyism vs. Black Nationalism (1964/78)

Spartacist League, "Theses on Guerilla Warfare" (1968)

Spartacist League, "Syndicalism and Leninism" (1970)

Spartacist League, "Chilean Popular Front" (1970)

Spartacist League, "Genesis of Pabloism" (1972)

Spartacist League, "The National Question in the Marxist Movement, 1848-1914" (1976/2009)

Spartacist League, Lenin and the Vanguard Party (pamphlet 1978)

Spartacist League, "The Russian Question Point Blank: Afghanistan and the Left: Hail Red Army!" (1980)

Spartacist League, "The Kurdish People and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq: For a Socialist Republic of United Kurdistan!" (2003)

Spartacist League, "The Left and the Occupation: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! For Class Struggle Against U.S. Capitalist Rulers!" (2005)

PBS/Frontline, The Insurgency: An investigation into the people who are fighting against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq (2006)

Spartacist League, "Kronstadt 1921: Bolshevism vs. Counterrevolution: Russian Archives Refute Anarchist Lies, Again" (2006)

Paul Avrich, selections from Kronstadt 1921 (1970)

Spartacist League, "The Senile Dementia of Post-Marxism: Empire, Multitude and the 'Death of Communism' " (2006)

Spartacist League and Chris C, "Exchange on the Iraq 'Resistance' " (2004/05)

Spartacist League and Chris C, "Exchange on Iraq Occupation" (2006)

Spartacus Youth Club, "Platypus: Pseudo-'Marxist,' Pro-Imperialist, Academic Claptrap" [PDF] (November 6, 2007)

Chris Cutrone, "Hysteria in the face of Platypus?" [PDF] (November 7, 2007)

Spikes, Daniel

Daniel Spikes, Introduction and Ch. 1-2 [on Congolese and Angolan decolonization, 1958-64] of Angola and the Politics of Intervention (1993)

 

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Thompson, E. P. (1924-93)

E. P. Thompson, "Open Letter to Leszek Kolakowski" (1973)

Trilling, Lionel (1905-1975)

Lionel Trilling, "The Function of the Little Magazine [on 10 years of Partisan Review]" (1946)

Trotsky, Leon (1879-1940)

Leon Trotsky, Results and Prospects (1906)

Leon Trotsky, Literature and Revolution (1924, especially Ch. 6 "Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Art," Ch. 7 "Communist Policy Toward Art," and Ch. 8 "Revolutionary and Socialist Art")

Leon Trotsky, The Lessons of October (1924) [HTML]

Leon Trotsky, "If America Should Go Communist" (1934/35)

Leon Trotsky, The Revolution Betrayed: What is the Soviet Union and where is it going? (1936)

Leon Trotsky, "Stalinism and Bolshevism" (1937)

Leon Trotsky, "Hue and Cry over Kronstadt" (1938)

Leon Trotsky, "Their Morals and Ours" (1938)

Leon Trotsky, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International (AKA "Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution") (1938) [HTML]

Leon Trotsky, In Defense of Marxism (1939-40) [HTML]

 

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Žižek, Slavoj

Slavoj Žižek, "A Leftist Plea for 'Eurocentrism' " (1998)

Slavoj Žižek, "Lukács as the Philosopher of Leninism" [postface to Georg Lukács, A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the Dialectic (1925-26)] (2000)

Slavoj Žižek, "The Leninist Freedom" (2001)
[from On Belief]

Slavoj Žižek, "Have Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri Rewritten the Communist manifesto for the Twenty-First Century? [critique of Empire]" (2001)

Slavoj Žižek, "A Plea for Leninist Intolerance" (2002)
[alternate version, "Repeating Lenin" (1997)]

Slavoj Žižek, "Lenin Shot at Finland Station" (2005)

Slavoj Žižek, "A Glance into the Archives of Islam" (2006)

Slavoj Žižek, "On Alain Badiou and Logiques des mondes" (2007)

Slavoj Žižek, "Robespierre, or, the 'Divine Violence' of Terror" (2007)
[introduction to Robespierre: Virtue and Terror]

 

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