Leipzig: C. L. Hirschfeld, 1923 August Thalheimer Platypus Review 48 | July–August 2012 [PDF] The first English translation of August Thalheimer’s 1924 review of Karl Korsch’s seminal work, Marxism and Philosophy, appears below. The review originally appeared in the Soviet journal Under the Banner of Marxism (Pod Znamenem Marksizma, 4-5 : 367–373). For an earlier discussion of [...]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
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Leon Trotsky Platypus Review 34 | April 2011 [PDF] On the occasion of the launch of a new theoretical journal in 1922, Under the Banner of Marxism (Pod Znamenem Marksizma), Lenin singled out the open letter that Trotsky had written to the editors in the first issue, while expressing the hope that the venture would [...]PR web editor | 2 comments | Continued
” ‘[Humanity] always sets itself only such problems as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely it will always be found that the problem itself arises only when the material conditions for its solution are already present or are at least understood to be in the process of emergence’ [Marx, Preface to [...]Chris Cutrone | 2 comments | Continued
Benjamin Blumberg “We succeeded culturally. We succeeded socially. And we lost politically.… I always say: ‘thank God!’” — Daniel Cohn-Bendit in interview on 1968, conducted by Yascha Mounk for The Utopian (2008) “[O]ne asks with whom the adherents of historicism actually empathize. The answer is inevitable: with the victor.… Whoever has emerged victorious participates to [...]Platypus Review editor | 0 comments | Continued
“The Left is Dead! — Long Live the Left!” Chris Cutrone “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.” — Karl Marx, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1852) “The theorist who intervenes in practical controversies nowadays discovers on a regular basis and to his shame that [...]Platypus Review editor | 1 comment | Continued