Tag Archives: Marx

A basic question of “radical democracy.”

Is our basic political capacity speech/action or work/production?

Who thinks “Marx is dead”?

The type of consciousness that denies Marx ever lived.

Marx was right—except for his prescriptions.

And here’s the thing—he didn’t make any prescriptions.   

Peck, “The Young Marx.”

“Workers of the World Unite” is more universal than “All Men are Brothers” on the theory that the contradiction between particulars, and nothing else, will produce the universal.

Two modes of alienation.

Alienation is oppressive if it longs for things lost, stolen, or denied. Alienation is liberation if it renounces things never needed, wanted, or possessed.

The Spirits of Capitalism.

Protestantism is to industrial capitalism what Mindfulness is to post-industrial capitalism.

The truism of Marx, “Capital.”

Profit comes from exploitation: there is no gain in playing fair.

The other of traditional holidays is capitalist holidays.

“Commercialism” is not a corruption of Christmas or Valentine’s Day, which are pure celebrations of the emotional life of commodities.

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Why the existing state of affairs needs to be ruthlessly criticized.

Surplus alienation to the rescue.

Capitalist exploitation will never put capitalism itself into crisis.