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The writers of the Enlightenment looked on human nature through the prism of particular social needs and relations. But they did not suspect that history had put some prism before their eyes. – Plekhanov We live, whether we like it or not, in postmodern times. For many people, the postmodern...

In normal times, under normal circumstances, I prefer to focus on the long-term strategy of full communist democracy, constituent power, the utopian possibilities of a fundamental change in subjectivity, etc. In many ways, this is in order to keep these utopian possibilities in view, to make sure they are not...

Periodically, the accumulation of capital reaches a point where such a vast amount has already been accumulated that every addition of surplus value or profit makes only a minuscule difference to the total. Such economic limits combine with social and political ones to produce crises, like the Depression or the...

Read part 1 here Having taken all meanings for our object, we can no longer speak of them in terms of significations as such, and find ourselves obliged somehow to take a position outside the realm of meanings in order to judge what they all, irrespective of their content, have...

On Monday, March 9, Toronto City Librarian Vickery Bowles gave a speech to the Empire Club - formed to ensure the maintenance of the “imperial bond” between Canada and Britain amid anti-British sentiment in the early years of the 20th century - in which she argued that the reaction against...