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New article in EPD on geography & matter

Image: ‘Crowd, Isolated on White’ (Leontura/Getty Images)

This morning, my latest article on geography and matter was published by Environment & Planning D: Society and Space. 282 more words

Thoughts On Matter

Marx's Urgent Relativism

Karl Marx and most Marxists have tended to take philosophically realist positions, often aggressively so. Marx’s work, however, implies a kind of relativism. This relativism actually raises the stakes of socialist intellectual production. 618 more words


Identity crisis: Against capital and nation

Below you can read a couple English-language translations of texts by the German Gruppen gegen Kapital und Nation. They are relevant to a number of issues which I plan to cover in a forthcoming post. 11,407 more words


Confronting the Violence of Capital: Summary of Historical Materialism Toronto

Last weekend I attended the last two days of the Historical Materialism conference in Toronto, in the process gathering pages of notes I wanted to systematize in some way. 1,623 more words


A Marxist Lecturer Speaks

To be hopeful, these hollow days,
is an arduous task I’m tempted to betray.
One feels as Prometheus, bound to take
the purchase of that liverous hell of glazed pain. 280 more words


What is Historical Materialism (Variation)

The blood runs, and it sings of stolen things
to listen is the trick, its humming in the buried veins.
The flesh sits, marked with silent whips… 323 more words


Happy Birthday, Karl Marx!

Born on May 5 1818, few thinkers have been as influential as Karl Marx. Philosopher, theoretician of history, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist, he was a prolific thinker and writer, widely lauded, criticized, and misunderstood, especially by those who claimed to act in his name. 120 more words

History Of Ideas