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September 26, 2014
June 14, 2008
April 28, 2008
I’m a little bit tired at the moment, so no proper post just yet. But for anyone interested in Derrida and Marx, let me put up a pointer to Le Colonel Chabert, who has recently started a Marx-oriented critique of Derrida.
From the conclusion of the outstanding first post:
“It is against the project (of explanation, critique and action) expressed and referred to here in the Grundrisse that Derrida’s intellectual product most consistently militated, undertaking a defence of liberalism’s doctrine of sacred property in the most mystical and mystifying possible manner, discovering private property, and indeed, eventually, capital specifically, to be not only the natural law of human relations but the the very primal matter-energy of which the phenomenal world is made, the force that is found spectrally filling the void from which being and presence have always already absconded (to be forever pursued, their imaginary loss forever mourned), the foundation of the universe itself, the creator and all creatures, eternal, indestructible.”
But read the post in full.
May 15, 2007
Well, I was planning to post about Blair’s resignation today. But a catalogue of disasters: I seem to have lost all my books on New Labour (possibly thrown in shreds from Westminster bridge, in a forgotten late night frenzy of alcohol and despair.) And then, believe it or not, I don’t actually have a phone line in my home. I haunt internet cafes, clutching 3.5″ disks; but today they are suffering power failures, or unresposive disk-drives, or are closed, or are a very long way away, in the dwindling light. So (since I’ve paid my 50p and taken my choice) I thought I’d point you in the direction of Limited Inc instead. Roger Gathman is the godfather of all leftist deconstructionist literary theorist crank economist auto-didact bloggers. He seems to do nothing but read and blog and rage against injustice. Today, you can check out his discussion of atheistic polemic. “One man’s jovial Hume is another man’s lukewarm countenancer of religion’s many and varied oppressions.”
Then perhaps a proper post tomorrow.