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Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Karl Marx was right

The mainstream (media, experts, free market boosters, etcetera) and rightwingers who usually operate in delusional essentialisms (capitalism eventually works for all of us; if you’re poor, or fail, it’s your own fault; the world’s resources will never run out; trade unions hold people back, etcetera), are second-guessing themselves. In a strange twist, they taken to

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The “Fall” of Capital

On May 18th, Slavoj Žižek, Mamdouh Habashi, Samir Amin, David Harvey and Zygmunt Bauman participated in a roundtable entitled “Meaning of Maghreb?” during the Decolonization: New Emancipatory Struggles conference in Croatia. Largely focused on Egypt (the moderator explained...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The ‘Top Think Tanks’ in the World

Despite my skepticism about “top 10″ lists, I waded through the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn’s Think Tanks and Civil Society Program‘s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks. Mainly because it says something about the political economy and...