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The Importance and Limits of Rigorous Language in Theory and History Writing

Antoine Lavoisier is a figure about whom I’ve read quite a bit in recent weeks. Part of my ongoing attempt to strengthen my own grasp of Marxist theory has involved an intensive reading program. 915 more words


My Fictional Theme

This is still very rough, but I am still mapping this out.

Isaiah Jackson, my protagonist, lives in a world in which the duality of race and class is ubiquitous. 104 more words


JMP: The Communist Necessity

“The Messiah comes not only as the redeemer, he comes as the subduer of the Antichrist. Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins.

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Marx: The Historian who Ignited History

Marx was not an academic historian, nor was historical writing his predominant intellectual work. But as often happens, the demands of his revolutionary politics required interventions in the field of history. 719 more words


Cracks in the Mirror: Pop Criticism's Vulgar Reflectionism

Today’s launchpad for discussion is David Bordwell’s article “Zip, zero, Zeitgeist,” a critique of film criticism published on his blog. In it, he excoriates critics for substituting vague appeals to “the zeitgeist” for substantial commentary on a film. 1,344 more words

Film Reviews

Everybodys Reading - 100 years of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Leicester celebrates 100 years of the book ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’, as part of the ‘Everybody’s Reading’ festival.

Come and find out why this excellent book still inspires great passion and affection a century after it was first published. 158 more words