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J. Moufawad-Paul, Austerity Apparatus (Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2017). Moufawad-Paul, who blogs at M-L-M Mayhem is the author of two previous books: The Communist Necessity(2014) and Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain(2016).

Richard Norman and Sean Sayers, Hegel, Marx and Dialectic: A Debate, Brighton: Harvester Press, 1980. First of all, I never intended to read this book. Last Thursday I was looking for a copy of Hegel’s Shorter Logic in our Humanities and Social Sciences collection, which wasn’t on the shelf, so...

This post was inspired by a couple of tweets by Ryan Regier: Understand that authors want to get paid, maybe need to rework our fair dealing arguments so we show how fair dealing ultimately helps them?— Ryan Regier (@ryregier) July 14, 2017 These tweets got me thinking about the contradictions...

The dialectic that Marx adapted from Hegel sees the world as categories which are constantly changing, dependent on history and the way in which they interact with other categories. Human perception can only “grasp” these categories at specific moments in time, freezing them and seeing only particular aspects of them...

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon. Scribner’s, 1941. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West. Modern Library, 2000 (1985). I decided to reread The Last Tycoon when I saw the trailer for the upcoming Amazon TV adaptation. Just as with the recent Gatsby adaptation, this really...