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Scholarly scribbles: “Capital: Volume One”

I recently decided to undertake a serious and close study of Marx’s Capital (vol. I), using a few additional texts and David Harvey’s acclaimed online course to supplement my reading. Although I already had a few copies of the book … Continue reading

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The Struggle Between the Theory of Classes and the Theory of Human Nature in Literature and Art

Below is an original, annotated transcription of Su Hsi’s 1972 article “The Struggle Between the Theory of Classes and the Theory of Human Nature in Literature and Art” from Peking Review, Vol. 15, No 23; June 9, 1972 (available in … Continue reading

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To Ludwig Feuerbach in Bruckberg

Recently, while in the course of closely re-reading and studying Karl Marx’s 1843 letter to Arnold Ruge (commonly referred to as “For a Ruthless Critique of Everything Existing,” I came upon a rare gem in the form of one of … Continue reading

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On building the polemic, continued

While reviewing one of Marx’s seminal works, The Civil War in France, I was reminded of his exceptional skill in in the art of polemical critique as I read his assessment of French “statesman” Louis Adolphe Thiers: A master in … Continue reading

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