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Articles for the tag “Communism”

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Mark Fisher

Author

Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism (2009) and Ghosts Of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures (2014). His writing has appeared in many publications, including The Wire, Frieze, The Guardian and Film Quarterly. He is Programme Leader of the MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a lecturer at the University of East London. He has also produced two acclaimed audio-essays in collaboration with Justin Barton:londonunderlondon (2005) and On Vanishing Land (2013).

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Alberto Toscano

Cultural Critic

The cultural critic, social theorist, philosopher and translator is best known to the English-speaking world for his translations of the work of Alain Badiou. He is a lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Toscano’s own work has been described both as an investigation of the persistence of the idea of communism in contemporary thought and a genealogical inquiry into the concept of fanaticism.

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Jodi Dean

Political Theorist

The American political theorist teaches in Geneva, New York. Her writing focuses on the contemporary space and possibility of politics. Dean’s book "The Communist Horizon“ was published in 2012 (Verso).

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Simon Hardy

Activist

The English activist and writer was a leading figure in the student revolt of 2010-11. He has recently been involved in setting up the “Anticapitalist Initiative”, a new, pluralist activist network to facilitate practice-informed debate on the future of radical politics.

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Benjamin Kunkel

Novelist

The American novelist is a co-founder of the journal “n+1”. In 2005, Kunkel published his critically-acclaimed novel "Indecision“. His writing has appeared in papers and magazines like “The New York Times”, “The New Yorker”, “The London Review of Books” and “The Nation”. Kunkel’s new book “Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the present crisis” was published earlier this year.

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Robert Reich

Political Economist

The American political economist served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published 14 books, including the best-sellers, “The Work of Nations”, “Reason”, “Supercapitalism”, “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future”.

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Reviving the Communist Utopia

Utopia or Bust

Unless a complex order distinct from liberal capitalism becomes conceivable for masses of people, the left can only propose a leap in the dark. But a movement with no imaginable design in view is unlikely to win the strength to accomplish the unimaginable.

by Benjamin Kunkel 09.06.2014

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Why we still need communist thought

A time of riots and oligarchs

We trust in capitalism to solve the ills caused by the capitalist system. Does one need to say more to make clear why we still need communism?

by Alberto Toscano 22.05.2014

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Is there an alternative to capitalism?

For now, our desire is nameless

Communism cannot be revived. But a new revolution against the oppressive capitalist system is coming – we just have to recognize it.

by Mark Fisher 20.05.2014

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Capitalism and the impotence of the Left

The curtain will fall

The only thing that keeps capitalism in place is the fearfulness of the Left. But an alternative scenario is not only necessary, it is also possible.

by Simon Hardy 03.06.2014

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