November 30, 2022

Marx’s Misfired Mission, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. In The Germain Ideology of 1846 Marx and Engels for the first time clearly and decisively clarify that the “sociality” of the human being as “species-being” is grounded in the historical relations of production.  Yet, Marx and Engels observe, “production […]

Disaster Communism, Disaster Capitalism, Or Simply Disaster? Thoughts On Žižek’s PANdemIC! (Carl Raschke)

“There is no return to normal, the new ‘normal’ will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.”  Thus writes the Slovenian philosophical “rock star” Slavoj Žižek in his quick and dirty little book, entitled PANdemIC!: Covid-19 […]

From The Sexual Revolution To The Politics Of Recognition – The Legacy Of May 1968 (Carl Raschke)

May 1968 was known in France as l’eventement, or “the event.”  It was compared to the French uprisings of 1789, 1830, 1849, and 1871 when governments dissolved and new “republics” were proclaimed.  It was spontaneous, unscripted, and to a certain extent unorganized.   Like so many “spontaneous” insurrections and cultural singularities of that period, there was […]