Tag Archives: Karl Marx

Poseur Exposure

16 Nov 2013: The Marx-Engels Reader (“Circular Letter to Bebel, Liebknecht, Bracke, and Others,” 1879, Marx) It’s rare to see something nowadays that so forcefully denounces compromise, gradualism and political correctness from a radical thinker when present-day figures like Noam … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Programming Languages

15 Nov 2013: The Marx-Engels Reader (“After the Revolution: Marx Debates Bakunin,” 1875, Karl Marx) Crosscurrents of insight roil around inside the somewhat informed reader to see Marx’s contentious rebuttal of the criticisms of Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. The first … Continue reading

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Capital Conclusions

8 Nov 2013: Capital (Appendix: Results of the Immediate Process of Production, 1867, Karl Marx) This is a bulky and somewhat protean “chapter” (more like a bonus feature, really, it seems) that recapitulates and restresses many points already made in … Continue reading

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Massacres and Wiseacres

7 Nov 2013: Salvador (DVD, 1985, Oliver Stone) Anti-intellectual bickering and bantering loutish American men are the viewer’s designed point of identification for this film, until the tragic circumstances these men encounter or the random conversations they have with military … Continue reading

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Red-Blooded Americanism

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 33, “The Modern Theory of Colonization,” 1867, Karl Marx) Up to now I don’t think I’ve read anything as economically clear yet as theoretically aligned with the American dream as this final chapter of Volume … Continue reading

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The Force of History

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 32, “The Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation,” 1867, Karl Marx) The recapitulation of the dialectic at work in economic development. Marx begins the chapter basically piling praise upon the capital engine for pushing productivity to … Continue reading

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Measure of a Man of Industry

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 31, “The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist,” 1867, Karl Marx) Surely, the reader of Marx expects by this point in the text, industrious mettle and ingenuity along with a moral commitment to fair dealing and … Continue reading

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