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Resurgence in Marx

October 20, 2008

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According to the BBC, sales of Marx’s Das Kapital are up more than 300% in Germany since the onset of the credit crunch, and have been on the rise since 2005.  Even the Times is asking whether Marx was on to something.  Could we be seeing the end of the popular embargo on Marxist thought? […]

Andrew Lehade’s Letter

October 18, 2008

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This is a copy of the resignation letter of Andrew Lehade, manager of a small California hedge fund, who has decided to call it a day after making a killing betting against the sub-prime mortgage market.  Lehade rails against what he calls the ‘aristocracy’ of financial and government institutions in a week where Wall Street […]

CFP: The Future(s) of Critical Theory

October 7, 2008

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First Graduate Conference in Frankfurt am Main, 19.-21 March 2009 Whether or not “critical theory” constitutes a well-defined, easily identifiable and self-contained school of thought has been a matter of debate. For the organizers of this conference, given the plurality of theoretical projects that consider themselves in the tradition of the “Frankfurt School,” critical thinking […]