Tracing the Contours of Anti-Capitalism

The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought David Black, Lexington Books (2013) Capitalism in the U.S. and Europe has evidently survived the massive financial crisis it found itself confronted by in late 2007. What’s more, at least in the U.S., capitalism was neither seriously threatened with mass political or social […]

Bob Myers on Bosnia After the Spring Protests

Bob Myers describes a visit to the city of Tuzla in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the site of brief but intense protests against the corruption and indifference of the post-Dayton Agreement local and national governments. Myers, a leading activist of the British group Workers Aid for Bosnia, has been a consistent voice of support for the multi-ethnic solidarity […]

Complete Run of Partisan Review Now Available Online

Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has made available scans of the complete run of Partisan Review (the journal moved its operations to BU in 1978). Of most interest is the period before the great split of 1943 between William Phillips and Philip Rahv on one side and Dwight Macdonald on the other, perhaps […]

New Discussions of Surrealism in Egypt

The first issue of the re-launched academic journal Dada/Surrealism—“Wonderful Things”: Surrealism and Egypt—is now available. All of the journal’s articles are open source and freely available as PDF files. Of particular interest is Michael Richardson’s “The Foolishness of Living: Georges Henein Between Worlds”. Richardson is the co-editor (with Krzysztof Fijalkowski) of the valuable collection Surrealism […]

One Viewpoint on the Ukraine Opposition

Richard Greeman, translator of Victor Serge, recently shared with readers of New Politics a brief communication on the opposition in Ukraine he received from the Praxis Center (Moscow) activist Julia Gusseva. See also the text referred to by Gusseva, “Kiev’s Euromaidan is a Liberationist and not extremist mass action of civic disobedience.”

Criticism &c. Is Four Years Old

Criticism &c. passed its four-year anniversary on January 2. Although the pace of new posts slowed dramatically in 2013, we still managed to accumulate over 5,000 views from almost 100 different countries. The most frequently viewed post of 2013 was ‘Ascent to the heights’: Ernst Bloch’s A Philosophy of the Future, which points readers to […]