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CapitalismFeatureLetters

The Sublime Language of My Century

  One thing that the left and right now seem to agree on is that the society in which we …

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LettersMedia & PublicsTheory & Practice

The Spectacle of Disintegration

Some might think it a new low, when a candidate for high office starts talking on television about the size …

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Louis Althusser
LettersTheory & Practice

Althusserians Anonymous (the relapse)

1. Old versus Young Marx I am a recovering Althusserian. For decades now I have been Althusser-free, for the most …

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CapitalismLetters

Erik Olin Wright & Class Today

What if we tried a thought experiment? Just for shits and giggles? The thought experiment runs as follows: What if …

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Arts & DesignLettersMedia & PublicsPoetry

RetroDada Manifesto

The RetroDada Manifesto was written at the invitation of Anita Hugi and David Dufresne for an event at Cabaret Voltaire …

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Arts & DesignLetters

Marcel Mariën

Marcel Mariën (1920-1993) is not the best known of the surrealists – it doesn’t help that he was Belgian. But …

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LettersO.O.P.S.

A Slow Reader’s Books of the Year

So I managed to read, and write about some twenty-odd books in 2015. I’m a slow reader, so they were …

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LettersScienceTheory & Practice

Barbarism or Barbarism?

Truth be told, nobody really knows how to respond to the slow motion emergency in which we find ourselves. Even …

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Arts & DesignLetters

From OOO to P(OO)

I have been reading the work of Timothy Morton with pleasure for many years now. Originally a scholar of English …

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The Man in the High Castle
DemocracyLettersMedia & Publics

Imaginal Politics

“All power to the imagination!” Or so they said in the sixties. Now, the slogan might be: “All imagination to …

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