Monthly Archives: October 2011
The more Brenner I read, and the more I read of his critics, the more I come to believe that he is misread more often than comprehended. Perhaps this is due to his combative and critical engagement with historical texts … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to see the once-banned and long-repressed 1962 French documentary “Octobre à Paris” this week at Columbia University’s Maison Francaise. The film has the distinction of bearing witness in an almost singular way to a state-sanctioned urban … Continue reading
In part 1 I attempted to give a sketch of Robert Brenner’s thesis on the origins of Capitalism. As Rodney Hilton himself does in his introduction to “The Brenner Debate”, I should have noted that this debate “might be regarded … Continue reading
Louis Proyect deserves credit for focusing time on the works of Robert Brenner (some of which form a unique thesis of the origins of capitalism) as well as running a useful Marxism mailing list and maintaining an active blog. In … Continue reading
spent the past two days collecting organic vegetable donations from different NYC Community Supported Agriculture groups. Tonight a number of us will cook all this food into a scrumptious concoction and deliver it to the hungry troops. See you there!
Because Occupy Wall Street is obviously heating up, and events like this are becoming more common, where drafts of potential horizons will be discussed along with responses and more responses (there are probably more responses elsewhere) — I wanted to … Continue reading
In “Crisis of the Planner State”, Negri attempts a definition of the radically changing dynamic of capitalist economic transition in Italy in the late 1960s-1970s. This definition interlocks two paths, one theoretical, the other historical. The theoretical path begins with … Continue reading