Pam Nogales, Carlos J. Pereira Di Salvo, and Laurie Rojas At the Left Forum hosted by New York’s Pace University in April of this year, a panel discussion was held on the subject of Politics of the Contemporary Student Left: Hopes and Failures. Organized by Alex Hanna of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), the panel [...]PR web editor | 3 comments | Continued
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Pam C Nogales, Benjamin Shepard An interview with SDS member Rachel Haut published in the September issue of this publication provoked widespread comment in radical circles. (1) We welcome the discussion but worry that it remains ensconced within the sterile jargon and petty antinomies of the actually-existing- Left. More fundamental questions exist than, say, the [...]Platypus Review editor | 0 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
Laurie Rojas From July 24th until July 28th 2008, the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) had its third annual national convention in College Park, Maryland. At the convention, national campaigns were presented and voted on by the attendees. A major campaign introduced at the convention was the Hundred Days campaign, which seeks 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