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Karl Marx's grave at Highgate cemetery in London, England

Marx, dead and alive

“It’s really interesting, isn’t it, how certain people would want to go to such lengths to smash Marx. Do they really think they’re going to destroy the ideas by destroying the grave? …people feel so afraid of Marx. Is there any other intellectual throughout history that is like that?”

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Marxism and the Philosophy of Science

Marxism and the philosophy of science

Marxists are primarily known for their concern with the development of human society and political struggle. As materialists, however, Marxists necessarily look to developments in science and new ways of understanding the material world.

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Marielle Franco

Dossier 13: The new intellectual

These two matters—the battle of ideas and the new intellectual—take up the first two parts of this dossier. The third part enters a brief discussion of our political context and offers a map of our concerns and our research. We look forward to your response to our invitation to a dialogue.

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Review – Alienation and Freedom E-International Relations

Alienation and Freedom

For academics working on Frantz Fanon Alienation and Freedom is no less than a gift. With the publication of this book we finally have the complete available works of Fanon in English. Aptly divided into neat sections – Theatre, Psychiatric Writings, Political Writings, Publishing Fanon, Frantz Fanon’s Library and Life.

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Utblick: En besjälad värld för den rationella människan 28 december ... Sveriges Radio Utblick: En besjälad värld för den rationella människan 28 december 2014 kl 17.00 - Filosofiska rummet | Sveriges Radio

Gandhi, Marx & the ideal of an ‘unalienated life’

In this in-depth interview, Akeel Bilgrami speaks on a wide range of issues of intellectual relevance and contemporary importance such as the relationship between Gandhi and Marx, issues of modernity, Chomsky’s philosophy, personal influences, academic philosophy in India, secularism, caste and current politics in India, Hindutva politics and the criminal threat of the present government, […]

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Antonio Gramsci and the Modern Prince

Antonio Gramsci and the Modern Prince

In this period of global crises and ferment, radical and revolutionary activists are reaching for modes of organization and political practice that can help advance their struggle for human liberation. For growing numbers, the political and organizational perspectives of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin are becoming a pole of attraction–providing an increasingly desired coherence and revolutionary edge.

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Deadly, Cowardly U.S. Drone Wars in Africa

Deadly, cowardly U.S. drone wars in Africa

War is romantic only when it is limited to the confines of a sanitized imagination. Movies that portray heroic soldiers vanquishing demonic enemy combatants or rescuing fallen comrades may whip up jingoistic war fever, but horrific images of real children and elders maimed, scarred, dismembered and killed during armed conflicts have the power to end […]

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