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Adorno’s Negative Dialectics and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Violence

“The need to let suffering speak is a condition of all truth. For suffering is objectivity that weighs upon the subject..” -Theodor W. Adorno, Negative… [more]

Adorno’s Negative Dialectics and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Violence Adorno’s Negative Dialectics and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Violence

The Paradoxical Perpetuation of Neoliberalism: How Ideologies are Formed and Dissolved

By Matthew Morgan The era of neoliberalism, which was inaugurated with the Volcker shock of 1979[1], should have concluded with the financial crisis… [more]

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Critical Theory of Information, Communication, Media, Technology

By Christian Fuchs The notion of critical theory has a general and a specific meaning (Maces 2001: 74f, Payne 1997: 118). Critical theory as a general… [more]

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Authoritarianism and the NSA: Why mass surveillance is a direct product of modern (ideological) society

By R.C. Smith A lot has been said already about the recent revelations regarding the National Security Agency (NSA). Since the Guardian leaked a… [more]

Authoritarianism and the NSA: Why mass surveillance is a direct product of modern (ideological) society Authoritarianism and the NSA: Why mass surveillance is a direct product of modern (ideological) society

Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy

By Glenn Rikowski Introduction It has been some time since I wrote anything on postmodernism and education. This may be the last time. Certainly… [more]

Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy

Revolutionary or Less-Than-Revolutionary Recognition?

(You can read the PDF version here) By Richard Gunn & Adrian Wilding In the course of the last twenty years, the term recognition has entered… [more]

Revolutionary or Less-Than-Revolutionary Recognition? Revolutionary or Less-Than-Revolutionary Recognition?

Ideology, existential anxiety and dominating social systems: Dialectic of Enlightenment revisited

“Knowledge of the psychological determinants of ideology cannot tell us what is the truest ideology; it can only remove some of the barriers in the way… [more]

Ideology, existential anxiety and dominating social systems: Dialectic of Enlightenment revisited Ideology, existential anxiety and dominating social systems: Dialectic of Enlightenment revisited

In defense of Occupy’s emphasis on non-dominant, non-hierarchical organisation

By R.C. Smith The “Occupy” movement is about to mark its two year anniversary. It will be an occasion to celebrate for many, to scorn from some,… [more]

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Holloway, La Boétie, Hegel

By Richard Gunn and Adrian Wilding ABSTRACT: The article presents a comradely critique of John Holloway’s Crack Capitalism, one which endorses Holloway’s… [more]

Holloway, La Boétie, Hegel Holloway, La Boétie, Hegel

Food Shortages, Social Unrest and the Low-Input Alternative

By Robert D. King Scholars trained in analysis of complex systems at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) have put together impressive… [more]

Food Shortages, Social Unrest and the Low-Input Alternative Food Shortages, Social Unrest and the Low-Input Alternative

Parsing White Supremacy: An Exploratory Study of Political Thought and Beliefs

By Stephanie M. Baran (Updated: 17/12/2013 - Read the PDF version here) Abstract In order to examine the association between political affiliation… [more]

Parsing White Supremacy: An Exploratory Study of Political Thought and Beliefs Parsing White Supremacy: An Exploratory Study of Political Thought and Beliefs

Something’s Missing: A Study of the Dialectic of Utopia in the theories of Theodor W. Adorno and Ernst Bloch

By Michael R. Ott (Read the PDF version here) In response to the strategically planned and increasingly deadly globalization of U.S. led neoliberal… [more]

Something’s Missing: A Study of the Dialectic of Utopia in the theories of Theodor W. Adorno and Ernst Bloch Something’s Missing: A Study of the Dialectic of Utopia in the theories of Theodor W. Adorno and Ernst Bloch

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the XXVII Guadalajara International Book Fair

By Elliot Sperber (with an introduction by Malu Huacuja Del Toro) Considered the most important Book Fair in the Spanish-speaking world, and second… [more]

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the XXVII Guadalajara International Book Fair The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the XXVII Guadalajara International Book Fair

Revolution, History and Dominating Social Systems: Notes on a foundational approach to systemic change (Lecture notes, 2013-2014)

By R.C. Smith (Read the PDF version here) Author’s note: Due to the amount of interest that I’ve received over recent time regarding my series… [more]

Revolution, History and Dominating Social Systems: Notes on a foundational approach to systemic change (Lecture notes, 2013-2014) Revolution, History and Dominating Social Systems: Notes on a foundational approach to systemic change (Lecture notes, 2013-2014)

(Un-)Freedom in the Age of Social Media

By Christian Fuchs Immanuel Kant defined the liberal concept of freedom in the context of the autonomy of the human will that he saw as “the supreme… [more]

(Un-)Freedom in the Age of Social Media (Un-)Freedom in the Age of Social Media

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