Tag Archives: Radicalism

Republic (380? BC, Plato)

Everyone who knows Plato knows of Republic and knows of the allegory of the cave, I imagine, or at least my popular-informed conception of Republic considered the cave to be its central point or climax. As reading through the previous … Continue reading

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Manchild in the Promised Land (1965, Claude Brown)

I haven’t read very much black literature or drug-culture literature or ghetto-life literature but I’ve never read anything that delves as deeply and as unpretentiously into such topics as this book, whose title and author I’d never heard of before … Continue reading

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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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The Lady Doth Run Through the Protest

23 Oct 2013: Medium Cool (DVD, 1969, Haskell Wexler) I don’t think there’s too much documentary 35mm protest footage (or historical footage of any kind whatsoever) in existence anywhere, and especially not in this time period. This film stands out … Continue reading

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Recounting Election

22 Oct 2013: Election (DVD, 1999, Alexander Payne) For a film that basically hates every one of its conniving, corrupt or brainless characters, this is surprisingly entertaining – but, nowadays, after having read my Rosenbaum and watched much more of … Continue reading

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