In a unique format of intellectual challenge and counter-challenge prominent Native Americans and Marxists debate the viability of Marxism and the prevalence of ethnocentric bias in politics, culture, and social theory. read more »
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James C. Scott - Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have FailedSubmitted by drwhat on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 03:43.
Compulsory ujamaa villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier's urban planning theory realized in Brasilia, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural "modernization" in the Tropics -- the twentieth century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. read more »
This carefully chosen collection features the most important writings from the turbulent last four years of Emma Goldman’s life. This incredible follow-up her popular autobiography, Living My Life, reveals her struggles with the contradictions of the Spanish Revolution and her efforts to maintain integrity and vision in the heat of political activism.
Bakunin on Anarchy: Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism by Mikhail Bakunin (Edited by Sam Dolgoff)Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 20:09.
This first comprehensive collection in English of the writings of the great Russian political thinker Michael Bakunin - selected and newly translated from published and unpublished manuscripts - is an indispensable introduction to the work of the father of world anarchism, and a guide to the intellectual and political turmoil of mid-ninteenth,:-century Europe. read more »
Contemporaries across the spectrum of Left thought, from Antonio Negri to Noam Chomsky, are falling over each other to claim the mantle of Left Communism. Left Communism is the theory and practice of worker control and self-organization whose adherents provided the main opposition to the Bolsheviks. read more »
Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Is it still central to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anarchism, and other radical social movements today? read more »
From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape. read more »
Italian Difference, The : Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Edited by Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo ChiesaSubmitted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:45.
This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought. read more »
In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement. read more »