Category Archives: marxism

Capitalism’s “hustle”

Some years ago, a fellow traveler broke down the relationship between the working class and the employing class for me with a rather succinct explanation. “The hustle,” he said, “is that the bosses try to get as much work out of … Continue reading

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Karl Marx: “For A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing”

As I have previously noted, during one of the early lectures his acclaimed “Reading Marx’s Capital” lecture series, David Harvey refers his students to a noteworthy work by Marx entitled “For A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing.” Indeed, that is … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of Ibne Hasan, continued

From time to time, I decide to comb through my various e-mail accounts as well as my desktop and external hard drives looking for old conversations with my late friend Ibne Hasan. At this point – almost four years after … Continue reading

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The Red Army in Vienna

A friend who recently traveled to Vienna, Austria sent me some photos he took of the city’s monuments to the Red Army. The main monument (depicted in the bottom two photos) is the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, which serves as a … Continue reading

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